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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
Pages455-475
Number of pages21
Volume26
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-00458-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-00457-0
DatePublished - 2014

Abstract

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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