Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The aim of this presentation is to examine the relationship of the equivalent homogeneous shear moduli used in impedance models with stresses under the footing, through the use of scaled models in the centrifuge and an impact loading. The analysis of time and frequency vertical responses of footings reveals that reflections on the boundaries are negligible. The frequency response of a series of circular and square footings is shown to be rather easily-fitted with Wolf’s models for foundations on an infinite half-space with reasonably consistent parameters for masses, damping and shear moduli. The damping is nearly constant, yet significantly lower than in a prototype scale with real soil. The mass is fitted with a greater level of scatter. The correlation of shear modulus to the square root of the minimum mean stress appears to be better than that to the square root of the uniform stress under the footing.

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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Evaluation of the Shear Modulus in Models for Shallow-Foundation Dynamics within the Elastic Domain

San Diego, California

The aim of this presentation is to examine the relationship of the equivalent homogeneous shear moduli used in impedance models with stresses under the footing, through the use of scaled models in the centrifuge and an impact loading. The analysis of time and frequency vertical responses of footings reveals that reflections on the boundaries are negligible. The frequency response of a series of circular and square footings is shown to be rather easily-fitted with Wolf’s models for foundations on an infinite half-space with reasonably consistent parameters for masses, damping and shear moduli. The damping is nearly constant, yet significantly lower than in a prototype scale with real soil. The mass is fitted with a greater level of scatter. The correlation of shear modulus to the square root of the minimum mean stress appears to be better than that to the square root of the uniform stress under the footing.