Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

A procedure for soil-pile-structure interaction analyses under earthquake loading is presented, using two computer programs: DESRA and SPASM. DESRA solves for free-field site response, including liquefaction, using a two-phase pore-pressure and effective stress soil model. Resulting displacement and pore pressure time histories are then transferred to SPASM for soil-pile-structure interaction solutions. The procedure is compared with a conventional approach consisting of a linear dynamic structural model and a separate nonlinear pseudo static pile model. The SPASM method was found to be useful in practical design of platforms to withstand earthquake loading. When significant superstructure-foundation interaction is expected, uncertainty in the interaction phenomena leads to a range of design results if the conventional approach is used. The SPASM method can provide more definite and realistic design parameters.

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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Soil-Pile Interaction in Liquefiable Cohesionless Soils During Earthquake Loading

St. Louis, Missouri

A procedure for soil-pile-structure interaction analyses under earthquake loading is presented, using two computer programs: DESRA and SPASM. DESRA solves for free-field site response, including liquefaction, using a two-phase pore-pressure and effective stress soil model. Resulting displacement and pore pressure time histories are then transferred to SPASM for soil-pile-structure interaction solutions. The procedure is compared with a conventional approach consisting of a linear dynamic structural model and a separate nonlinear pseudo static pile model. The SPASM method was found to be useful in practical design of platforms to withstand earthquake loading. When significant superstructure-foundation interaction is expected, uncertainty in the interaction phenomena leads to a range of design results if the conventional approach is used. The SPASM method can provide more definite and realistic design parameters.