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Title: The Frequency and Damping of Soil-Structure Systems with Embedded Foundation

The effect of foundation embedment on fundamental period and damping of buildings has been the title of several researches in three past decades. A review of the literature reveals some discrepancies between proposed formulations for dynamic characteristics of soil-embedded foundation-structure systems that raise the necessity of more investigation on this issue. Here, first a set of approximate polynomial equations for soil impedances, based on numerical data calculated from well known cone models, are presented. Then a simplified approach is suggested to calculate period and damping of the whole system considering soil medium as a viscoelastic half space. The procedure includes both material and radiation damping while frequency dependency of soil impedance functions is not ignored. Results show that soil-structure interaction can highly affect dynamic properties of system. Finally the results are compared with one of the commonly referred researches.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21149035
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1020; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2008 seismic engineering conference: Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria earthquake, Reggio Calabria (Italy), 8-11 Jul 2008; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2963895; (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; BUILDINGS; DAMPING; EARTHQUAKES; FOUNDATIONS; HYDROLOGY; MECHANICAL IMPEDANCE; POLYNOMIALS; REVIEWS; SEISMOLOGY; SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS; SOILS