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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress 2008 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, GSP 181|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2008|
|Event||Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress 2008 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics - Sacramento, CA, United States|
Duration: 18 May 2008 → 22 May 2008
|Conference||Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress 2008 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics|
|Period||18/05/08 → 22/05/08|