Finite Element Simulation of Dam

FEA & CFD Based Simulation Design Analysis Virtual prototyping MultiObjective Optimization

Analysis of Dams is one of the specialties that need extensive experience of using material models and analysis capabilities that must be include phased (staged) construction, soil-structure and fluid-structure interaction, user supplied material models, large range of interface models, large displacement and large strain analyses, material non-linearity, time and ambient dependency effects, and nonlinear dynamic analysis.

Constitutive Material models
  • Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager
  • Tresca and Von Mises
  • Modified Mohr-Coulomb (double-hardening)
  • Hoek-Brown and Jointed-rock
  • Modified Cam-Clay
  • Jardine (London Clay)
  • Nonlinear elasticity (Duncan-Chang)
  • Smeared crack models with fixed and rotating cracks
  • Material aging
  • Liquefaction
  • Mohr-Coulomb and Drucker-Prager
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Shrinkage
  • Linear elastic and plastic reinforcements
  • User-supplied materials

Concrete behavior in Crash test

Enteknograte engineers participate in method development, advanced simulation work, software training and support. Over experiences in engineering consulting and design development enables Enteknograte’s engineering team to display strong/enormous client focus and engineering experience.

Dynamic Analysis of Dams Include:

    • Direct frequency analysis, modal response analysis, and spectral response analysis, with fluid-structure interaction
    • Linear and nonlinear time domain analysis with a wide choice of time integration schemes
    • Hybrid frequency-time domain analysis, with possibility to include compressibility of the fluid and bottom absorption
    • Multi-directional acceleration loads
    • Viscous, structural and continuous damping
    • Specified or calculated initial conditions
    • Fully coupled consolidation
    • Saturated and partially saturated soils
    • Steady-state and transient ground-water flow
    • Drained/undrained soil
    • Phased analysis
    • Nonlinear analysis
    • Coupled thermo-stress analysis
    • Young hardening concrete behavior also with cooling
    • Time, temperature and maturity dependency
    • Discrete and smeared crack analysis


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Fracture and Crack Simulation of Dam in Earthquake and seismic loading