Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

In the last two decades rapid advances in the techniques for the design of engineering structures have been made. With this much progress it is surprising that mathematical modelling and experimental dynamic investigations of elevated foundations supporting vibration machinery has hardly progressed. The main factors contributing to this situation are the tendency for equipment manufacturers to rely on past successful practices, the lack of interest in academic circles for this type of engineering structures and the lack of funds for major studies. Romania, alongside of other countries prefered to consider the worldwide experience in this field instead of developing its own researches. The paper presents the modelling and calibration for the resistant structure of a turbogenerator foundation. Two analytical models have been proposed, one of medium complexity (KONMAN 96) and the other, of high complexity, supported by the program SOLVIA 95. For model calibration, experimental dynamic in situ investigations have been performed on the turbogenerator - foundation - soil system. Some results and general conclusions are outlined.

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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Mathematical Modelling and Experimental Dynamic Investigation of an Elevated Foundation Supporting Vibration Machinery

San Diego, California

In the last two decades rapid advances in the techniques for the design of engineering structures have been made. With this much progress it is surprising that mathematical modelling and experimental dynamic investigations of elevated foundations supporting vibration machinery has hardly progressed. The main factors contributing to this situation are the tendency for equipment manufacturers to rely on past successful practices, the lack of interest in academic circles for this type of engineering structures and the lack of funds for major studies. Romania, alongside of other countries prefered to consider the worldwide experience in this field instead of developing its own researches. The paper presents the modelling and calibration for the resistant structure of a turbogenerator foundation. Two analytical models have been proposed, one of medium complexity (KONMAN 96) and the other, of high complexity, supported by the program SOLVIA 95. For model calibration, experimental dynamic in situ investigations have been performed on the turbogenerator - foundation - soil system. Some results and general conclusions are outlined.