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Application of Finite Difference Method and PSO Algorithm in Seismic Analysis of Narmab Earth Dam

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2012 by IJCA Journal
Volume 54 - Number 1
Year of Publication: 2012
Seyed Razi Anisheh
Seyed Mahmoud Anisheh
Morteza Jiryaei Sharahi
Mostafa Bastam

Seyed Razi Anisheh, Seyed Mahmoud Anisheh, Morteza Jiryaei Sharahi and Mostafa Bastam. Article: Application of Finite Difference Method and PSO Algorithm in Seismic Analysis of Narmab Earth Dam. International Journal of Computer Applications 54(1):1-5, September 2012. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Seyed Razi Anisheh and Seyed Mahmoud Anisheh and Morteza Jiryaei Sharahi and Mostafa Bastam},
	title = {Article: Application of Finite Difference Method and PSO Algorithm in Seismic Analysis of Narmab Earth Dam},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2012},
	volume = {54},
	number = {1},
	pages = {1-5},
	month = {September},
	note = {Full text available}


In this paper the dynamic behavior of the Narmab earth dam (Iran), considering dam-foundation interaction, under normalized Manjil earthquake as input motion has been studied. In order to assess the effect of the dam heights and the foundation widths, in the finite difference model on the earthquake response, various dam-foundation coupled models are analyzed by FLAC as finite difference program for solving mining and geotechnical engineering problems. In this research, a fitness function has been defined based on Non-Linear Energy Operator (NLEO). The dam heights and the foundation widths has been chosen optimally using particle swarm optimization (PSO) method. The simulation results indicate considerable differences in the seismic responses.


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