WIT Press

Weight Minimization Of Dynamically Loaded 3-D Foundation On Layered Medium

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP970131

Volume

31

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

874 kb

Author(s)

Z. Sienkiewicz & B. Wilczynski

Abstract

Minimum-weight design of a machine foundation on an inhomogeneous soil is considered. The soil model under the base of block corresponds to a layer with linearly varying properties overlying a uniform half-space. Furthermore, the block may be surrounded by a backfill. The optimal designs of dynamically loaded rectangular machine foundation, including coupled sliding-rocking vibrations, are found for a number of realistic inhomogeneous supporting media. The results obtained in the case of the layered soil are compared with those for a uniform half-space. It illustrates the problem of adequate modelling of the nature of the soil profile provi

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