2004 – Design of the Embankment Dams to Withstand Earthquakes – Developments Since the ANCOLD Guidelines Were Published

Robin Fell

The ANCOLD Guidelines for the Design of Dams for Earthquake (ANCOLD 1998) were developed by a working group convened by the author over the period 1993-1998.

Since the release of the guidelines there have been some important developments in the design of embankment dams for earthquakes, and it has become apparent some aspects of the guideline could be explained better.

This paper outlines some of these issues with a view to encouraging the Profession to use up-to-date methods.

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