Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Under destructive earthquake motions, structures behave heavily in nonlinear manner that is quite different from the linear response computation. The underground structures such as tunnels, ducts are susceptible to the ground motions so that the nonlinear interaction analysis should be performed for the reliable design. In case of irregular soil profile, due to the surface wave generation, the vertical motions come out to a less negligible extent compared to the horizontal motions. The present paper has concerned with such nonlinear response evaluation of a duct structure under strong motions. The effect of the transient characteristics in the inland type and ocean type earthquake motions is investigated. The effect of the vertical component in the ground motions is also evaluated.

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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Nonlinear Response of Underground Duct Structures with Due Attention to Seismic Input Ground Motions

San Diego, California

Under destructive earthquake motions, structures behave heavily in nonlinear manner that is quite different from the linear response computation. The underground structures such as tunnels, ducts are susceptible to the ground motions so that the nonlinear interaction analysis should be performed for the reliable design. In case of irregular soil profile, due to the surface wave generation, the vertical motions come out to a less negligible extent compared to the horizontal motions. The present paper has concerned with such nonlinear response evaluation of a duct structure under strong motions. The effect of the transient characteristics in the inland type and ocean type earthquake motions is investigated. The effect of the vertical component in the ground motions is also evaluated.