Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Vertical vibration tests on surface and embedded footings of different dimensions were performed by Fry (1963) and Beredugo (1971). Analytical predictions were reported by Manyando (1991) based on nonlinear, frequency independent stiffness and damping coefficients for surface foundations. The authors present, in this paper, a mathematical model for predicting the response, in terms of amplitude versus frequency, for surface or embedded, irregular shaped foundations system under vertical vibration considering soil non-linearity and frequency dependent stiffness and geometrical damping parameters. The frequency dependent stiffness and geometrical damping parameters are based on Gazetas's work (1991). The predicted and measured natural frequency and resonant amplitude were in close agreement. The analysis provides strong support for the importance of using non-linear frequency dependent parameters analysis in evaluating the response of foundation systems subjected to vertical vibration.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Non-Linear Response of Foundation Systems Subjected to Vertical Machine Type Loading

St. Louis, Missouri

Vertical vibration tests on surface and embedded footings of different dimensions were performed by Fry (1963) and Beredugo (1971). Analytical predictions were reported by Manyando (1991) based on nonlinear, frequency independent stiffness and damping coefficients for surface foundations. The authors present, in this paper, a mathematical model for predicting the response, in terms of amplitude versus frequency, for surface or embedded, irregular shaped foundations system under vertical vibration considering soil non-linearity and frequency dependent stiffness and geometrical damping parameters. The frequency dependent stiffness and geometrical damping parameters are based on Gazetas's work (1991). The predicted and measured natural frequency and resonant amplitude were in close agreement. The analysis provides strong support for the importance of using non-linear frequency dependent parameters analysis in evaluating the response of foundation systems subjected to vertical vibration.