Seismic Performance of the San Pietro Dam

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The paper focuses on the seismic performance of the San Pietro dam (located in Southern Italy) evaluated, with different levels of accuracy, through pseudo-static, simplified-displacement and dynamic 2D finite difference analyses. For critical mechanisms, detected through pseudo-static analyses, simplified displacement analyses were performed assessing the horizontal and vertical components of the expected permanent displacements. Dynamic analyses were carried out accounting for non-linear soil behavior under cyclic loading. The adopted input motions consist of several sets of accelerograms selected, from a worldwide database, assuming as a reference the seismicity of the area where the dam is located. The results of the analyses show a satisfactory behavior of the dam for the selected input motions.

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Aliberti, D., Cascone, E., & Biondi, G. (2016). Seismic Performance of the San Pietro Dam. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 158, pp. 362–367). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.456

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