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Influence Of Input Motion Characteristics On Dynamic Soil-structure Interaction By Shaking Table Test

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030211

Volume

72

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

593.13 kb

Author(s)

G. Biondi, M. R. Massimino, M. Maugeri & C. Taylor

Abstract

Influence of input motion characteristics on dynamic soil-structure interaction by shaking table tests G. ~iondi', M. R. Massiminol, M. Maugeril & C. ~ a ~ l o r ~ 'Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Catania University, Italy 'Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, UK Abstract The present paper deals with shaking table tests performed at the EERC laboratory of the University of Bristol, involving a 1:6 scaled steel model of a one-storey frame structure located over a Leighton Buzzard sand deposit. The tests were conducted by settling the soil in a flexible laminar box, which allows the reproduction of boundary conditions similar to a free field. The deposition procedure led to an almost uniform soil relative density. Dynamic characterisation of the soil-structure model was achieved by means of exploratory tests performed using a low-level-random input. Each shaking table test was performed by applying a sine-dwell displacement time-history, increasing, run by

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