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S236
Earthquake Design and Evaluation of Concrete Hydraulic Structures

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

Concrete hydraulic structures (CHS) can range from gravity walls, U and W frame locks and intake/outlet towers. Seismic forces associated with earthquakes can produce unusual and extreme loads on these structures. This course will provide the reader with the requirements for the seismic design and evaluation of plain and reinforced concrete hydraulic structures. Several design earthquakes loads will be discussed with detailed explanations of how those loads affect the concrete hydraulic structures. Various seismic design methods will also be introduced to aid the engineer in designing and evaluating concrete hydraulic structures.

This course will provide the reader with the practical knowledge of earthquake design and evaluation of concrete hydraulic structures. Various design methods and earthquake load characteristics will be discussed.

This course material is based on the document “Earthquake Design and Evaluation of Concrete Hydraulic Structures,” as published on the website of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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