Abstract

Dam bottom are key elements to control the water surface elevation below the spillway crest level. As a consequence, they are essential in reservoir management, and play a vital role in dam safety. The convenience of installing an aeration system in dam bottom outlets is well known [...]

Abstract

The methodology proposed in this research work explores the use of the strain injection concept in a combination of classical strain localization methods and
embedded strong discontinuities, to remove the flaws (stress locking and mesh
bias dependence) of the former, [...]