A research was recently granted by the Italian Government to develop a comprehensive procedure to account for spatial variability of ground motion as well as soil-structure interaction in assessing the behaviour of bridges. This paper reports on the work-package relevant to the effects of soil-structure interaction. In the first section, a methodology to include the effects of soil-structure interaction in the nonlinear response of bridges is presented. Kinematic interaction analysis is performed in the frequency domain by means of a procedure accounting for radiation damping, soil-pile and pile-to-pile interaction; the non-linear inertial interaction analysis is performed in the time domain by using a finite element model of the superstructure. Suitable lumped parameter models are implemented to reproduce the frequency-dependent compliance of soil-foundation systems. In the second section, some results of nonlinear dynamic analyses performed on some bridges designed on soft soils by means of a direct displacement approach are presented.

Seismic Response of Viaducts Accounting for Soil-Structure Interaction

TROPEANO, GIUSEPPE;
2012

Abstract

A research was recently granted by the Italian Government to develop a comprehensive procedure to account for spatial variability of ground motion as well as soil-structure interaction in assessing the behaviour of bridges. This paper reports on the work-package relevant to the effects of soil-structure interaction. In the first section, a methodology to include the effects of soil-structure interaction in the nonlinear response of bridges is presented. Kinematic interaction analysis is performed in the frequency domain by means of a procedure accounting for radiation damping, soil-pile and pile-to-pile interaction; the non-linear inertial interaction analysis is performed in the time domain by using a finite element model of the superstructure. Suitable lumped parameter models are implemented to reproduce the frequency-dependent compliance of soil-foundation systems. In the second section, some results of nonlinear dynamic analyses performed on some bridges designed on soft soils by means of a direct displacement approach are presented.
978-98-92031-82-8
Bridges, Lumped parameter models, Nonlinear behaviour, Pile foundation, Soil-structure interaction
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