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Experimental Assessment of Seismic Pile-Soil Interaction

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Structures
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
EditorsAlper Ilki, Michael Fardis
Publisher or commissioning bodySpringer
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-00458-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-00457-0
DatePublished - 2014


Physical modeling has long been established as a powerful tool for studying seismic pile-soil-superstructure interaction. This chapter presents a series of 1-g shaking table tests aiming at clarifying fundamental aspects of kinematic and inertial interaction effects on pile-supported systems. Pile models in layered sand deposits were built in the laboratory and subjected to a wide set of earthquake motions. The piles were densely instrumented with accelerometers and strain gauges; therefore, earthquake response, including bending strains along their length, could be measured directly. Certain broad conclusions on kinematic and inertial SSI effects on this type of systems are drawn.


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