Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

Conventional seismic design criteria take values of internal forced and other response variables as those provided by an envelope to the values of those variables produced by in-phase motion of all supports. In structures extended in plan, such as long bridges, or founded on heterogeneous formations or irregular topography, such as dams, differences in ground motion among different supports may give to differences as compared with those produced by conventional analysis. In this paper ground motion is represented as stochastic process with evolutionary intensity and frequency content. A criterion for determining design responses, based on the variance of the response of the structure is proposed. Proportionality criterion depends on cross-correlations between displacements and accelerations occurring at supports. The proposed criterion is illustrated by applying it to a continuous bridge supported on piles embedded in a variable depth layer of soft clay.

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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Probabilistic Response of Multi-support Structures on Non-uniform Soil Conditions

St. Louis, Missouri

Conventional seismic design criteria take values of internal forced and other response variables as those provided by an envelope to the values of those variables produced by in-phase motion of all supports. In structures extended in plan, such as long bridges, or founded on heterogeneous formations or irregular topography, such as dams, differences in ground motion among different supports may give to differences as compared with those produced by conventional analysis. In this paper ground motion is represented as stochastic process with evolutionary intensity and frequency content. A criterion for determining design responses, based on the variance of the response of the structure is proposed. Proportionality criterion depends on cross-correlations between displacements and accelerations occurring at supports. The proposed criterion is illustrated by applying it to a continuous bridge supported on piles embedded in a variable depth layer of soft clay.