Dynamic soil-structure interaction for SDOF structures on footings and piles

Andreas Maravas*, George Mylonakis, Dimitris L. Karabalis

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Abstract

Novel analytical solutions are presented for single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) oscillators founded on footings and piles on compliant ground. First, exact formulas are derived for the fundamental viscoelastic natural period and effective damping of these structures. It is shown that certain approximations proposed in the literature may be inaccurate for highly-damped systems. Second, the influence of foundation mass on natural period and damping is investigated. Third, the effect of coupled swaying-rocking oscillations at the pile head is addressed by translating the reference system to the location down the pile, where the resultant soil reaction is applied. This ensures a diagonal foundation impedance matrix and simplifies the solution. Fourth, the amount of radiation damping generated from a single pile and a surface footing are compared. To this end, a new concept of statically and geometrically equivalent SSI systems is introduced. It is shown that a structure founded on a pile may generate twice the radiation damping of a similar structure on a spread footing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress 2008 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, GSP 181
Edition181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventGeotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress 2008 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics - Sacramento, CA, United States
Duration: 18 May 200822 May 2008

Conference

ConferenceGeotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress 2008 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics
CountryUnited States
CitySacramento, CA
Period18/05/0822/05/08

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