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The keystone paper for this subject is Makdisi and Seed's "Simplified Procedure
for Estimating Dam and Embankment Earthquake-Induced Deformations" published in
the ASCE Geotechnical Journal July 1978 (Vol. 104, GT7, pp. 849-867).  It is
also reproduced in Volume I of the H. Bolton Seed Selected Papers (BiTech, 1989,
a must for all geotechnical engineers).  Seed's analysis of San Fernando Dam is
also important reading (ASCE Geotechnical Journal July 1975).  ((It is true that
I have a UCB prejudice.))

Tom Benson at Lowney Associates, Pasadena, CA
tbenson(--nospam--at)lowney.com

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Subject:    Earth Dams 
Author: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date:       2/17/99 7:52 PM

Can anyone recommend a good reference on seismic analysis for earth dams?

Any leads would be appreciated.

Paul Feather  P.E.
San Diego, California
pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com