Experimental and Theoretical Dynamic Compliances of Foundations

by Ronald Y. S. Pak, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,
Bojan B. Guzina, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract:

An experimental study of the dynamic behavior of surface foundations on granular soils by centrifuge modeling is presented. The test method allows a direct measurement of the complex-valued dynamic response function for the foundation. An assessment of the applicability of existing theories to the practical problem is given in regard to some primary aspects.



Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Granular soils | Dynamic response | Foundations | Dynamic analysis | Centrifuge models | Soil analysis | Terrain models

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