A simplified model for the analysis of machine foundations on a nonsaturated, elastic and linear soil layer

Asik M. , Vallabhan C.

COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, cilt.79, sa.31, ss.2717-2726, 2001 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 79 Konu: 31
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0045-7949(01)00149-3
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2717-2726


A simplified semi-analytical method, which considers advantages of analytical and numerical approaches, is developed to compute the response of a rigid strip and circular machine foundations-subjected to a harmonic excitation-resting on a layer of soil deposit with a noncompliant rock or rock-like material at the base. The method is based on variational principles and minimization of energy using Hamilton's principle. Nondimensional equations are developed for both type of footing resting on a soil layer. Dynamic response characteristics are plotted by using nondimensional parameters for both types of footing. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.