Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

The reliability and utility of dynamic response analysis in geotechnical engineering is explored by a series of case histories. A detailed study of the seismic response of Mexico City sites during the 1985 earthquake shows clearly the limitations of present methods for estimating the appropriate input motions for analysis and the necessity of using a suite of representative input motions. Analyses of seismic soil-structure interaction are conducted on centrifuged models subjected to simulated earthquake loading. Finally the seismic response of a tailings dam is investigated using nonlinear dynamic effective stress analysis.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Case Histories in Seismic Response Analysis

The reliability and utility of dynamic response analysis in geotechnical engineering is explored by a series of case histories. A detailed study of the seismic response of Mexico City sites during the 1985 earthquake shows clearly the limitations of present methods for estimating the appropriate input motions for analysis and the necessity of using a suite of representative input motions. Analyses of seismic soil-structure interaction are conducted on centrifuged models subjected to simulated earthquake loading. Finally the seismic response of a tailings dam is investigated using nonlinear dynamic effective stress analysis.