Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Keywords and Phrases

Pile foundations, dynamic analysis, flexibility, foundations, vibration in higher frequency, soil-structure interaction, table top structure, soil-pile-structure interaction, structural design.

Abstract

The largest compressor train in North America was installed for a new ethylene production plant at the Nova Chemicals Facility located near Joffre, Alberta. To illustrate the effect of soil-pile-structure interaction, the dynamic behavior of the structure using flexible piled foundation is compared to the same structure fixed to a rigid base in this paper. Both field and laboratory tests were carried out to investigate the soil properties including down hole seismic tests to provide soil shear wave velocities at different depths. Different design options are considered and an optimum design selected to limit vibration and produce a safe, economic system. The method and procedure used in this study can be applied to the design of tall buildings, bridges and offshore platform with soil-pile-structure interaction under seismic, blast, sea wave and other dynamic loads.

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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Dynamic Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction

San Diego, California

The largest compressor train in North America was installed for a new ethylene production plant at the Nova Chemicals Facility located near Joffre, Alberta. To illustrate the effect of soil-pile-structure interaction, the dynamic behavior of the structure using flexible piled foundation is compared to the same structure fixed to a rigid base in this paper. Both field and laboratory tests were carried out to investigate the soil properties including down hole seismic tests to provide soil shear wave velocities at different depths. Different design options are considered and an optimum design selected to limit vibration and produce a safe, economic system. The method and procedure used in this study can be applied to the design of tall buildings, bridges and offshore platform with soil-pile-structure interaction under seismic, blast, sea wave and other dynamic loads.