WIT Press

Shaking Table Test Of A Shallow Foundation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990571

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,343 kb

Author(s)

M.Maugeif, G.Musumeci, D.Novita & C.A.Taylo

Abstract

A shallow foundation of 0.4m by 0.4m cross section and 1.0m length was built in the "shear stack" available at the shaking table ECOEST facilities in Bristol (UK). The shear stack was filled with a dry coarse Leighton Buzzard sand by pluviation, giving uniform relative density. The foundation was subjected to a vertical load and to one direction shaking acceleration type sine dwell. The foundation movements were recorded by a complex network of instrumentation, consisting of accelerometers and displacement transducers. Coloured bands of sand were included to investigate the failure mechanism by

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