Research on the Concrete Dam Damage and Failure Rule under the Action of Fluid-Solid Coupling

Ke Ming Sun, Moj Raj Bagale


This paper evaluates the stability of concrete dam under the action of fluid-solid coupling in the two working conditions of water level raising and rainfall intensity increasing with the method of strength reduction, and the conclusions are revealed as follows: The unstable failure of dam always starts from the slope base, the crack on the slope top and the creep slip in the slop base developed, which led to the gradual destruction of the dam and formed the slip surfaces through the dam; the safety factor of the concrete dam reduced and the potential slip surfaces moved to the inside of the dam with the water level raising; the more rainfall intensity, the larger plastic yield region and the lower safety factor will be, and the dam slip surfaces transferred from the base of slope to the inside of the slope top gradually.

Keywords: Fluid-Solid Coupling; Damage Failure; Rainfall Intensity; Concrete Dam; Creep Slip; Safety Factor

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