Solutions: Dams & Dikes

Analysis of Dams is one of the specialities of DIANA for its extensive library of materials models and analysis functionalities that are suited for this purpose, eg. 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 nonlinearity, time and ambient dependency effects, and nonlinear dynamic analysis. 

Furthermore, the program is structured such that all different analyses can be performed in one analysis command sequence. 

A dam is a complex structure whose analysis requires the following element features:

  • wide range of analysis functionality - ranging from modelling construction phases to earthquake analysis and coupled phenomena
  • ability to model nonlinear material behaviour and time, or ambient, dependent material behaviour
  • opportunity to model interaction of the reservoir and of the foundation with the dam body
  • possibility to do all of this in an automated sequence, without the user needing to manually convert results from an analysis into input for the subsequent analysis

In addition to the dam specific technical data and specifications below, see also the general technical information.  Our range of brochures are also available for download.  Or, if you have a specific question about DIANA that you would like to ask, please use the webform.