Application of Discrete Crack in Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Shahid Rajaee Arch Dam


Civil & Environmental Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology


the nonlinear discrete crack modeling of Shahid Rajaee thin arch dam is considered. The interface elements are positioned such that certain potential separated blocks can form possible failure mechanisms. The dynamic stability of theses blocks are investigated by a special finite element program "MAP-73" which its nonlinear algorithm and interface elements formulation are presented.