A Fluid-Structure Interaction Model for Dam-Water Systems: Analytical Study and Application to Seismic Behavior

Ricardo Faria, Sérgio Oliveira, Ana L. Silvestre
2019 Advances in Mathematical Physics  
We consider a dam-water system modeled as a fluid-structure interaction, specifically, a coupled hyperbolic second-order problem, formulated in terms of the displacement of the structure and the fluid pressure. Firstly, we investigate the well posedness of the corresponding variational formulation using Galerkin approximations, energy estimates, and mollification. Then, we apply the finite element method along with the state-space representation of the discrete problem in order to perform a 3D
more » ... umerical simulation of Cabril arch dam (Zêzere river, Portugal). The numerical model is validated by comparison with available experimental data from a monitoring vibration system installed in Cabril dam.
doi:10.1155/2019/8083906 fatcat:robaqryqxbg4jbu5j7bgvl7jxa