WIT Press

Soil-foundation-superstructure Interaction: Effects On The Soil

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990551

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

921 kb

Author(s)

A. Ghersi, M.R. Massimino & M. Maugeri

Abstract

In dynamic problems soil-structure systems have often been examined with two opposite approaches: on the one hand accurate soil dynamic analyses with a simplified superstructure have been proposed, on the other hand accurate super- structure dynamic analyses with a simplified soil have been used. Recently more sophisticated numerical methods, that consider global soil-structure systems, have been worked out. In the present paper a new finite element code, named SOFIA, was used to evaluate soil-foundation-frame interaction. The SOFIA code is an easy-to-use, very powerful tool, which allows both to analyse the effect of

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