ABSTRACT

Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Earthquake Analyses and Design of Dams   [open pdf - 563KB]

"These guidelines provide a basic framework for the earthquake design and evaluation of dams. The general philosophy and principles for each part of the framework are described in sufficient detail to achieve a reasonable degree of uniformity in application among the Federal agencies involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and regulation of dams. The guidelines deal only with the general concepts and leave the decisions on specific criteria and procedures for accomplishing this work up to each agency. Because these guidelines generally reflect current practices, it will be necessary to make periodic revisions, additions, and deletions to incorporate state-of-the-practice earthquake engineering."

Report Number:
FEMA 65
Publisher:
Date:
2005-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
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