WIT Press

The Response Of Framed Structures On Elastic Foundations To Ground Motion

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950651

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

593 kb

Author(s)

L.A. Dalguer, C.L. Sahlit & P.W. Partridge

Abstract

The study of framed structures on elastic foundations subjected to ground motion is considered using a model which combines conventional frame el- ements with elements obtained using the Winkler hypothesis. A series of different base excitations, including earthquake response spectra, are con- sidered. Results are compared with those obtained for similar structures not including the elastic foundations. 1 Introduction The formulation to be presented is based on the beam on a continuous elastic foundation which is a classical model of soil-structure interaction. The first detailed studies of the differential equation of the beam on a continuous spring considering the Winkler hypothesis of soil reaction pro- portional to deflection are due to Hetenyi [1]. The equation in its usual form for a beam

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