Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

The paper presents the main results of a FEM 3-D model reproducing a physical model subjected to shaking table tests. The tests, performed at the EERC laboratory of Bristol University, have been simulated by means of a new numerical model based on a recent constitutive model characterized by isotropic and kinematic hardening and devoted to granular soil. The shaking table tests have been performed using: a six-degree of freedom shaking table; a shear-stack; a scaled one-storey steel frame; the Leigthon Buzzard Sand. The tests have been characterized by 11 shaking runs. As regards the 3-D numerical modeling, the linear elastic material has been considered for the structure, instead the soil has been modeled both with a cap-hardening Drucker-Prager model, often implemented in commercial codes, and with the above mentioned new constitutive model, implemented in the utilized FEM code by the Research Group of Catania University. Thanks to the great quantity of experimental data, the power of the proposed numerical model in simulation/prediction of dynamic soil-structure interaction can be verified and compared with the capability of other numerical models based on simpler constitutive models.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

Share

 
COinS
 
Aug 11th, 12:00 AM Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Simulation of Shaking Table Tests to Study Soil-Structure Interaction by Means of Two Different Constitutive Models

Arlington, Virginia

The paper presents the main results of a FEM 3-D model reproducing a physical model subjected to shaking table tests. The tests, performed at the EERC laboratory of Bristol University, have been simulated by means of a new numerical model based on a recent constitutive model characterized by isotropic and kinematic hardening and devoted to granular soil. The shaking table tests have been performed using: a six-degree of freedom shaking table; a shear-stack; a scaled one-storey steel frame; the Leigthon Buzzard Sand. The tests have been characterized by 11 shaking runs. As regards the 3-D numerical modeling, the linear elastic material has been considered for the structure, instead the soil has been modeled both with a cap-hardening Drucker-Prager model, often implemented in commercial codes, and with the above mentioned new constitutive model, implemented in the utilized FEM code by the Research Group of Catania University. Thanks to the great quantity of experimental data, the power of the proposed numerical model in simulation/prediction of dynamic soil-structure interaction can be verified and compared with the capability of other numerical models based on simpler constitutive models.