A two-dimensional, lumped-parameter model is used to investigate the steady-state coupled sliding and rocking behavior of an infinitely long, rigid foundation bonded to the surface of a linearly elastic, layered half-space. Wide ranges of soil properties, foundation dimensions, and thicknesses of the top layer are considered, and typical results are presented for the maximum amplitudes of the sliding and rocking oscillations and the frequencies at which these maximum amplitudes occur. The natural frequencies of the system with radiation damping are dependent on the shear wave velocity and poisson's ratio of the half-space material, the geometric proportions of the foundation, and the thickness of the top layer. The total peak amplitude of vibration for the coupled motion is expressed in terms of a linear function whose coefficients are dependent on poisson's ratio, the foundation dimensions, and the thickness of the top layer, and graphical relationships are presented to facilitate the determination of these coefficients. The results clearly illustrate that stratification of the soil may significantly affect the total peak amplitude of the foundation for a given exciting force, but this influence becomes negligible when the top layer is thicker than one and a half times the width of the foundation. /Author/TRRL/

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    Southeast Asian Society of Soil Engineering

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • Parmelee, R A
    • Krizek, T J
    • Gupta, D C
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-19
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  • Accession Number: 00125139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM