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dc.contributor.advisor Kamalzare, Mehrad en
dc.contributor.author Thorson, Kristen en
dc.contributor.author Salgado Nunes, Luis en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-22T00:02:13Z en
dc.date.available 2020-05-22T00:02:13Z en
dc.date.issued 2020-05-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/215972 en
dc.description.abstract The Los Angeles basin has been known in the past for extensive flooding and significant earthquake activity. Since the mid-19th century systems of levees have been used for agricultural purposes; now levees play a major role in flood protection. California alone is home to about 14,000 miles of levees, about 75 of which belong to the Santa Ana River levee system. In the United States, the organization responsible for the design and construction of levees is The United States Army Corps of Engineers. Although inspections and relevant analysis have been done on the levee's structure by Orange County Public Works, a seismic analysis on how the levees would perform under earthquake loads could identify structural weaknesses before flooding occurs. This study uses USACE design criteria and soil parameters with finite element software to model all three sections of the Santa Ana levee system under seismic loads and scenarios to determine the factor of safety and ultimately identify areas that have the lowest value. en
dc.format.extent 9 pgs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject flooding en
dc.subject earthquake en
dc.subject flood protection en
dc.title Seismic Evaluation of Embankment Dam Systems Using Finite Element Modeling en
dc.type Student Research en
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil Engineering en
dc.contributor.corporate Department of Civil Engineering en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en

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