Advanced Earthquake Engineering Analysis by Alain Pecker

By Alain Pecker

Over the past decade, the cutting-edge in Earthquake Engineering layout and research has made major steps in the direction of a extra reason research of constructions. Scientists have lengthy famous that earthquake layout is guided by means of displacements and deformations instead of forces. besides the fact that end result of the ancient history of structural engineers in static analyses, results of earthquake on constructions were considered as forces performing on the constructions. All shortly on hand layout development codes are built alongside those traces. Our wisdom of flooring movement features, earthquake geotechnical engineering, structural behaviour (design and numerical analyses) and version exams have complex to some extent the place it's attainable to count on an important circulation from strength dependent layout methods to displacements established layout methods. even though displacement established analyses represent the kernel of such a lot learn courses, they've got no longer but been included within the nation of perform.

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1978). Analytical Procedures in Soil Dynamics, State of the Art, ASCE Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Pasadena, California. (1984). Dynamique des sols, Presses de l'Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. , (1973). Modal Analysis for Structures with Foundation Interaction, Journal of Structural Engineering Division, ASCE, Vol. 99 n° ST3, 89-416. ,(1985). Dynamic Soil Structure Interaction, Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Earthquake Foundation Design Alain Pecker1 ,2 1 2 Solid Mechanics Laboratory, CNRS UMR 7649, Department of Mechanics, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France Géodynamique et Structure, Bagneux, France Abstract.

During the last decade, new techniques have emerged but their costs remain high for common projects. Among these techniques, one can list the freezing technique which has given satisfactory results and a new one, still in an experimental phase, which consists in filling the voids, by a temperature rise, with natural polymer, Agarose (Sutterer et al, 1996). Both techniques appear capable of preserving the particles arrangement during sampling and setting in the laboratory apparatus; soil disturbance is reduced to a minimum.

Knowledge of the resonant frequency and of the associated mode shape (generally the fundamental one) is sufficient to compute the modulus of deformation, provided the constitutive relationship is fixed, a priori. In the resonant column test, in view of the small induced strains, elastic, or quasi-elastic, soil behaviour is assumed. For torsional loading, if T denotes the rotation angle of the sample cross-section, J0 and J the mass moment of inertia of the top mass and of the sample, Ɛ the sample height and VS its shear wave velocity, the frequency equation of motion is: J J0 ZA VS tan ZA (7) VS In the testing procedure, the input frequency is increased from a small value, of the order of 10Hz, until resonance is detected, either with a velocity transducer or an accelerometer placed on top of the sample.

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