Characteristics of a Structure-Foundation System

by C. H. Loh, Natl Central Univ, Taiwan,
S. T. Mau, Natl Central Univ, Taiwan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice


The dynamic characteristics of the structure-foundation system of a 1/4 -scale nuclear power plant containment model is studied using seismic records. The model structure is treated as a rigid body. The foundation impedance can be identified from the rigid body response of the structure. Preliminary results include the rigid body motion and an estimate on the material damping of the foundation.

Subject Headings: Rigid body dynamics | Foundations | Nuclear power | Power plants | Structural response | Structural models | Structural analysis | Construction materials

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