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Recent Achievements in Numerical Analysis of Concrete Dam, Challenges and Opportunities


Special Issue Information

Concrete dams are critical infrastructures that retain water for different consumption, such as water supply, flood control, irrigation, and electric power. The safe performance of concrete dams has induced the most significant involvement among the industrial as wel1 as the research communities. Among different solutions for evaluating the safety of the concrete dam, numerical analysis methods are one of the most practical solutions, if not the only method, for the overall calculation of concrete dam responses. Different studies develop numerous numerical procedures, considering different assumptions for dam-reservoir-foundation interaction effects, the constitutive model for concrete, the method of inserting seismic loads, and foundation properties. Despite these numerous prominent numerical solutions, researches in this area are ongoing. This issue will focus on recent achievements in the Numerical Analysis of concrete dams. 


Aim and Scope

Through organizing this issue, new achievements by researchers in the Numerical Analysis of Concrete dam is to be demonstrated, focusing on the Numerical Method, Concrete Fracture Theories, and the relevant computational models for predicting seismic responses of concrete dams. Technical notes and research papers are welcome in this issue.



Concrete Dam

Seismic Analysis

Numerical Techniques

Dam-Reservoir-Foundation Interaction

Concrete Constitutive Model



  Guest Editor

  Professor Ahmadi, MohammadTaghi
  Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
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  Guest Editor

  Professor Ghaemian, Mohsen
  Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
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  Associate Professor Mirzaborg, Hassan
  Department of Civil Engineering, KN Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
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Deadline for Final Draft of Papers    

Reviews and Revisions Period          

Notification of Final Decision           



This Special Issue welcomes original research and review articles on the following topics:

  • Seismic nonlinear analysis of concrete dam
  • Numerical methods for nonlinear analysis of  concrete dam
  • Concrete dam-foundation interaction effects on the dynamic responses of concrete dams
  • Concrete dam-reservoir interaction effects on the dynamic responses of concrete dams
  • Uncertainty and risk assessment in dam safety evaluation
  • Concrete dam failure mechanisms and risk assessment