The problem of soil-pile-foundation-superstructure interaction is examined, and a simple rational procedure to analyse the response of a structure supported on pile groups is presented. This procedure combines theories for the computation of the dynamic impedances and kinematic-seismic response factors of pile foundations with a multi-degree-of-freedom structural model. The procedure is applied to compute the response of a bridge in Rio Dell, California, which was shaken by the Ms = 7.0 Petrolia earthquake in 1992. The predicted response agrees well with recorded data. The significance of considering the frequency-dependence of the pile foundation impedances in the analysis of the response of the superstructure is discussed. (A)

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Makris, N
    • Gazetas, G
    • Delis, E
  • Publication Date: 1996-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-50
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 46
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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  • Accession Number: 00724122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM