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Title: Characterization of the dynamic behavior of a concrete arch dam by means of forced vibration tests and numerical models
Authors: Gomes, J. P.
Lemos, J. V.
Keywords: concrete arch dam;dam-water interaction;dynamic behavior;force vibration test;numerical models
Issue Date: Feb-2020
Publisher: wiley
Citation: 10.1002/eqe.3259
Abstract: The characterization of the dynamic behavior of an arch dam, and its evolution throughout the structure's lifetime, provides important data for the safety control process. Forced vibration tests remain a reliable technique for this purpose. The Baixo Sabor dam is a 123 m high arch dam recently built in Portugal. Forced vibration tests were performed before and after the reservoir filling. Two techniques for forced vibration test are compared, discrete frequency scanning, the standard methodology, and continuous frequency scanning (sine sweep), a new proposed methodology, which allowed faster results without loss of precision. For the interpretation of test results two numerical models of the dam-reservoir-foundation system were built, and calibrated with the experimental data. A good match of numerical and experimental results was obtained for the six lowest frequencies and corresponding mode shapes.
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