WIT Press


Dynamic Response Of Embedded Strip And Rectangular Foundations Using A Poroelastic BEM

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE970101

Volume

19

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

855 kb

Author(s)

Manoj B. Chopra & Gary F. Dargush

Abstract

The dynamic response of embedded strip and rectangular shallow foundations subjected to time-harmonic vertical excitations is studied. A dynamic poroelastic plane strain BEM formulation is utilized to solve the strip foundation problems while a full three dimensional BEM is used for square and rectangular foundations. The paper aims to extend the previous work on the dynamic response of strip footings on the surface of poroelastic soil media to account for foundation embedment. The effect of different embedment ratios and permeability values of the soil on the vertical and horizontal compliance of such foundations is investigated. 1 In

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