Accession Number:

ADA170665

Title:

Seismic Stability Evaluation of Alben Barkley Dam and Lake Project. Volume 2. Geological and Seismological Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

Abstract:

The region in which Barkely Dam is located was divided into four seismic source zones. Zone 1, the new Madrid source, was seen to provide the severest shaking at Barkley damsite. The maximum earthquake is m sub b 7.5 and is attenuated 118 km. The Santa Barbara record for the 1952 Kern County, California, earthquake was scaled to an acceleration of 0.24 g, a velocity of approximately 35 cmsec, and a duration or 0.05 g of approximately 60 sec. Contents Earthquake Zones Earthquake Motions Review of Earthquake Sources Review of Earthquake Motions Earthquakes and Geology of the Barkely Dam area in Relation to the New Madrid Earthquake Region to 1977, with Supplementary Earthquakes to 1981 Earthquake Motions and Recommended Acclerograms for the Barkley Damsite, Based on Zones I, II, and III Earthquake Motions for the Barkley Damsite Based on the Wabash Valley Zone Zone IV.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE