Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The interaction between a surface foundation and the supporting inelastic soil under the action of monotonic, cyclic, and seismic loading is studied numerically. The foundation supports an elastic tall system, the horizontal loading of which induces primarily an overturning moment and secondarily a shear force. Starting from linear elastic behavior, the footing eventually uplifts from the soil, provoking strong inelastic soil response culminating in development of a bearing–capacity failure mechanism and progressive settlement. The substantial lateral displacement of the pier mass induces an additional aggravating moment due to P–δ effect. The paper outlines the moment–rotation–settlement relations under monotonic loading at the mass center, under cyclic loading, and under seismic excitation at the base.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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San Diego, California

The interaction between a surface foundation and the supporting inelastic soil under the action of monotonic, cyclic, and seismic loading is studied numerically. The foundation supports an elastic tall system, the horizontal loading of which induces primarily an overturning moment and secondarily a shear force. Starting from linear elastic behavior, the footing eventually uplifts from the soil, provoking strong inelastic soil response culminating in development of a bearing–capacity failure mechanism and progressive settlement. The substantial lateral displacement of the pier mass induces an additional aggravating moment due to P–δ effect. The paper outlines the moment–rotation–settlement relations under monotonic loading at the mass center, under cyclic loading, and under seismic excitation at the base.