Earthquake response analyses for embedded rigid structures using a rigid body-ground spring model

Motoki Kazama, Takamasa Inatomi

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Abstract

An analysis of the earthquake response of embedded rigid structures using a simple rigid body-ground spring model is presented. The model considers embedded rigid structures in horizontal linear elastic layers. The system is idealized as a rigid body supported by ground springs and excited by the free field displacement through the ground springs. The applicability of the model was confirmed by comparing with results of FEM analysis, earthquake observations and experiments. It was found that the model was effective for estimation of the dynamic earth pressure on, and the dynamic response of, the embedded rigid structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-434
Number of pages10
JournalDoboku Gakkai Rombun-Hokokushu/Proceedings of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers
Issue number410 pt 1-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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