Variable-intercept panel model for deformation zoning of a super-high arch dam

Wen Zhong Shi, Chongshi Gu, Dong Qin

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This study determines dam deformation similarity indexes based on an analysis of deformation zoning features and panel data clustering theory, with comprehensive consideration to the actual deformation law of super-high arch dams and the spatial–temporal features of dam deformation. Measurement methods of these indexes are studied. Based on the established deformation similarity criteria, the principle used to determine the number of dam deformation zones is constructed through entropy weight method. This study proposes the deformation zoning method for super-high arch dams and the implementation steps, analyzes the effect of special influencing factors of different dam zones on the deformation, introduces dummy variables that represent the special effect of dam deformation, and establishes a variable-intercept panel model for deformation zoning of super-high arch dams. Based on different patterns of the special effect in the variable-intercept panel model, two panel analysis models were established to monitor fixed and random effects of dam deformation. Hausman test method of model selection and model effectiveness assessment method are discussed. Finally, the effectiveness of established models is verified through a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Article number898
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Deformation zoning
  • Similarity index
  • Super-high arch dam
  • Validity checking
  • Variable-intercept panel model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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