Translation, torsion, and wave excitation of a building during soil-structure interaction excited by an earthquake SH pulse

Gicev, Vlado and Trifunac, Mihailo and Orbovic, Nebojsa (2015) Translation, torsion, and wave excitation of a building during soil-structure interaction excited by an earthquake SH pulse. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 77. pp. 391-401.

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Abstract

A two-dimensional (2-D) model of a building supported by a rectangular, flexible foundation embedded in the soil is analyzed. The building, the foundation, and the soil have different physical properties. The building is assumed to be linear, but the soil and the foundation can experience nonlinear deformations. While the work spent for the development of nonlinear strains in the soil can consume a significant part of the input wave energy—and thus less energy is available for the excitation of the building—the nonlinear response in the soil and the foundation does not signficantly alter the nature of excitation of the base of the building. It is noted that the response of a building can be approximated by translation and torsion of the base for excitation by long, strong motion waves.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Civil engineering
Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Natural sciences > Matematics
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Vlado Gicev
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2015 12:38
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 12:38
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/13662

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