Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

Mindlin’s theory and Steinbrenner’s approximation are used to evaluate the static stiffness coefficients for embedded footings subjected to vertical oscillations. The footing is assumed to be embedded in an elastic layer underlain by a rigid base. The solution presented is simple and is amenable to hand calculations. It compares well with other rigorous solutions, in the analysis presented in the paper the shape of the footing can be easily taken into account. The method gives a solution which lies between the finite element solution and the rigorous closed form solutions.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Stiffness Coefficients for Embedded Footings

St. Louis, Missouri

Mindlin’s theory and Steinbrenner’s approximation are used to evaluate the static stiffness coefficients for embedded footings subjected to vertical oscillations. The footing is assumed to be embedded in an elastic layer underlain by a rigid base. The solution presented is simple and is amenable to hand calculations. It compares well with other rigorous solutions, in the analysis presented in the paper the shape of the footing can be easily taken into account. The method gives a solution which lies between the finite element solution and the rigorous closed form solutions.