Advanced Earthquake Engineering Analysis, 1st Edition by Alain Pecker

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Over the last decade, the cutting-edge in Earthquake Engineering layout and research has made major steps in the direction of a extra motive research of buildings. Scientists have lengthy famous that earthquake layout is guided by way of displacements and deformations instead of forces. notwithstanding end result of the old heritage of structural engineers in static analyses, results of earthquake on constructions were seen as forces performing on the buildings. All shortly to be had layout construction codes are built alongside those traces. Our wisdom of floor movement features, earthquake geotechnical engineering, structural behaviour (design and numerical analyses) and version exams have complex to some extent the place it truly is attainable to count on an important movement from strength established layout ways to displacements established layout ways. even though displacement established analyses represent the kernel of so much learn courses, they've got now not but been integrated within the country of perform.

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Undrained tests are performed by keeping the volume constant, assuming that the vertical stress variation required to maintain the sample height constant is equal to the pore pressure variation that would be measured in truly undrained tests (De Groot et al, 1991). Numerous numerical studies (Hvorslev – Kaufman, 1952; Roscoe, 1953; Duncan – Dunlop, 1969; Prevost – Hoëg, 1976) have pointed out the role played by the missing complementary shear stress on the vertical sides of the sample; to satisfy the equilibrium conditions, the resultant of the normal stresses on the top and bottom faces induces a moment which counterbalances the moment developed by the shear stresses on the same planes.

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1 Fundamentals of Soil Structure Interaction The earthquake design loads applied to the foundation arise from the inertia forces developed in the superstructure and from the soil deformations, caused by the passage of seismic waves, imposed on the foundations. These two phenomena are referred in the technical literature as inertial and kinematic loading. The relative importance of each factor depends on the foundation characteristics and nature of the incoming wave field. The generic term encompassing both phenomena is Soil-Structure Interaction (SSI).

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