Design Procedures for Dynamically Loaded Foundations

by Robert V. Whitman,
F. E. Richart, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 6, Pg. 169-193

Document Type: Journal Paper


Practical methods for the analysis of foundations subjected to dynamic loadings are discussed and design methods are proposed. These methods use a system of lumped masses, springs, and dashpots approximately equivalent to the actual foundation soil system. The key step of evaluating the lumped parameters of the system was obtained from the theories of footings resting on semi-infinite elastic bodies.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Dynamic loads | Load factors | Elastic analysis | Dynamic analysis | Parameters (statistics) | Footings | Elastic foundations

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