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Hydrodynamic pressures on sloping dams during earthquakes. Part 2. Exact theory

  • Allen T. Chwang (a1)

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The equations for the earthquake forces on a rigid dam with an inclined upstream face of constant slope are solved exactly by two-dimensional potential-flow theory. The distribution of the hydrodynamic pressure along the upstream face and the total horizontal, vertical and normal loads on the dam are computed from the integral solutions. The results obtained from the exact theory are compared with those derived from the momentum-balance method and there is reasonable agreement.

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Chwang, A. T. & Housner, G. W. 1978 Hydrodynamic pressures on sloping dams during earthquakes. Part 1. Momentum method. J. Fluid Mech. 87, 335341.
KÁrmÁn, T. Von 1933 Discussion of water pressures on dams during earthquakes. Trans. A.S.C.E. 98, 434436.
Westergaard, H. M. 1933 Water pressures on dams during earthquakes. Trans. A.S.C.E. 98, 418433.
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Hydrodynamic pressures on sloping dams during earthquakes. Part 2. Exact theory

  • Allen T. Chwang (a1)

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