Software & Tools

RMC Seismic Suite

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed a set of toolboxes to help dam and levee safety risk assessors assess the site class, post-process U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) gridded seismic hazard curve datasets, assess embankment dam crest settlement and deformation, and assess liquefaction triggers.
RMC Site Classification Toolbox
 
RMC Seismic Hazard Curves Toolbox
 
RMC Liquefaction Toolbox
 
RMC Empirical Crest Deformation Toolbox
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Site Classification Toolbox as part of the RMC Seismic Hazard Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the site classification based on the upper 100 feet of the site profile using the procedures of ASCE/SEI 7-16 and the 2020 NEHRP Provisions.  

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Seismic Hazard Curves Toolbox as part of the RMC Seismic Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox facilitate the downloading, importing, and processing of gridded seismic hazard curve data from the USGS that describe the annual frequency of exceeding a set of ground motions for a range of spectral accelerations and PGA that can be adjusted for National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) site class effects if necessary.

  ‚ÄčThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Liquefaction Toolbox as part of the RMC Seismic Hazard Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox deterministically and probabilistically assess the likelihood of liquefaction triggering using the methods of Boulanger et al. and Cetin et al., post-liquefaction reconsolidation settlement using the method of Yoshimine et al. (2006), lateral spreading displacement using the method of Zhang et al. (2004), and residual undrained shear strength of liquefied soil using various empirical relationships for Standard Penetration Test (SPT) and Cone Penetration Test (CPT) data.  

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Empirical Crest Deformation Toolbox as part of the RMC Seismic Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox assess the amount of settlement and deformation of embankment dams caused by earthquakes based on statistical analysis of empirical data from Swaisgood (2014). A searchable incident database of earthquake-induced deformation of embankment dams is also included.

This is the RMC Site Classification Toolbox version 2.0

 

This is the RMC Seismic Hazard Curves Toolbox version 1.1.

     

This is the RMC Empirical Crest Deformation Toolbox version 1.0.

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RMC Simplified Crest Deformation Toolbox
           

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) developed the RMC Simplified Crest Deformation Toolbox as part of the RMC Seismic Suite of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to support risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The spreadsheet tools contained in this toolbox deterministically and probabilistically assess the likelihood of overtopping with breach caused by earthquake-induced settlement and deformation of embankments using the Standard Penetration Test (SPT) based liquefaction triggering methods of Boulanger et al. and Cetin et al., parametric analysis of embankment crest deformation from FMSM (2007) for scenarios where liquefaction occurs, and statistical analysis of empirical data from Swaisgood (2014) for scenarios where liquefaction does not occur.

           

 

           
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