Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

An exact analytical method for the interaction analysis of a fully coupled soil-pile-structure system under seismic excitation is investigated in this paper. Only horizontal shaking induced by harmonic SH waves was considered. The soil mass, pile and building were all considered as elastic with hysteretic type damping. Geometrically, the soil is modeled as an elastic isotropic homogeneous continuum, and both pile and structures are simplified as beam models. The structure and piles are coupled through a rigid foundation at the ground level. Buildings of various heights in Hong Kong designed to withstand wind load were analyzed using the present model. Only the shaking at the ground level is considered in this study. It was discovered that the maximum shaking of the piled-structures at ground level is generally larger than that of a free field ground shaking except near the first natural frequency of the coupled soil-pile-structure system. This first resonant frequency depends strongly on the natural frequency of the structure.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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A Continuum Model for Soil-Pile-Structure Interactions Under Earthquake Excitation

San Diego, California

An exact analytical method for the interaction analysis of a fully coupled soil-pile-structure system under seismic excitation is investigated in this paper. Only horizontal shaking induced by harmonic SH waves was considered. The soil mass, pile and building were all considered as elastic with hysteretic type damping. Geometrically, the soil is modeled as an elastic isotropic homogeneous continuum, and both pile and structures are simplified as beam models. The structure and piles are coupled through a rigid foundation at the ground level. Buildings of various heights in Hong Kong designed to withstand wind load were analyzed using the present model. Only the shaking at the ground level is considered in this study. It was discovered that the maximum shaking of the piled-structures at ground level is generally larger than that of a free field ground shaking except near the first natural frequency of the coupled soil-pile-structure system. This first resonant frequency depends strongly on the natural frequency of the structure.