WIT Press

Seismic Response Of Structures On Embedded Foundations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES960021

Volume

23

Pages

16

Published

1996

Size

1,478 kb

Author(s)

J.M. Roesset

Abstract

The potential importance of soil structure interaction effects on the seismic response of structures has been long recognized. The nature of the interaction phenomena, including the modification of the seismic waves by the foundation's geometry (kinematic interaction) and the increase in the structure's effective flexibility due to the foundation and the surrounding soil (inertial interaction) have also been detailed in a number of papers. The possibility of having a reduction of the seismic motions for embedded foundations has been, however, a subject of continued controversy. The general topic of soil structure interaction for structures with embedded foundations is revisited in this paper, reviewing the basic concepts with some emphasis on approximate solutions which allow to develop a better feeling for

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