Substructure testing for dynamic soil-structure interaction

Andrew Heath, A P Darby, Jonathan Bawcombe

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Abstract

Testing for soil-pile interaction during an earthquake is often performed on a shaking table with the pile embedded in soil in a laminar shear box. As it is not feasible to construct large-scale structures supported by the piles for testing, the structure is usually modelled as a cantilevered mass which gives a very specific and simplistic response. This can be useful in understanding soil-structure interaction, but is not a realistic representation of true conditions. This paper presents a pilot study into the use of substructure testing which uses rapid structural computation and actuators to apply the response of a complex structure to a pile in real-time during seismic testing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1213-1224
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventProceedings of the Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008 - Garston, Watford, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityGarston, Watford
Period1/01/08 → …

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    Heath, A., Darby, A. P., & Bawcombe, J. (2008). Substructure testing for dynamic soil-structure interaction. 1213-1224. Paper presented at Proceedings of the Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008, Garston, Watford, UK United Kingdom.