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.
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Proceedings of the Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008 - Garston, Watford, UK United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
|Conference||Proceedings of the Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008|
|Country/Territory||UK United Kingdom|
|Period||1/01/08 → …|