Foundation Vibration Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750661645, 9780080477893

Foundation Vibration Analysis

1st Edition

A Strength of Materials Approach

Authors: John Wolf Andrew Deeks
eBook ISBN: 9780080477893
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750661645
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 4th March 2004
Page Count: 240
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Description

Structural analysis is usually carried out by a strength-of-materials approach that allows complex 3-D structures to be modelled adequately for design needs in a single dimension. However, this approach is not extensively used in geotechnical engineering, partly because 3-D media (soil, rock) are present, but more importantly because until recently the methods necessary to carry out this form of analysis did not exist.

In the last ten years efforts at modelling practical problems in foundation analysis using a strength-of-materials approach have developed the concept of the conical bar or beam as a tool. Such cone models can be used to model a foundation in a dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis with a variation of the properties with depth.

This book develops this new approach from scratch in a readable and accessible manner. A systematic evaluation for a wide range of actual sites demonstrates sufficient engineering accuracy. A short computer program written in MATLAB and a user-friendly executable program are provided, while practical examples ensure a clear understanding of the topic.

Key Features

  • Simplifies complex 3-D analysis of soil-structure interaction
  • Applies strength-of-materials approach to geotechnical engineering
  • Illustrated with practical examples
  • Executable program and MATLAB program for foundation vibration analysis

Readership

Graduate civil engineering or associated courses; core part of structural dynamics course. Geotechnical consultants and similar professionals

Table of Contents

Statement of the problem
One-dimensional wave propagation
Initial cone with outward wave propagation
Reflected and refracted waves from soil layer discontinuities
Computation procedure based on strength-of-materials approach
Evaluation of accuracy
Engineering applications, with practical examples
Conclusion
Appendices on programs and models

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080477893
Hardcover ISBN:
9780750661645

About the Author

John Wolf

Affiliations and Expertise

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Andrew Deeks

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Reviews

"This well-written, very logical work offers good illustration and practical applications. It also includes appendixes with detailed development of vibration development, soil-structure interaction, wave propagation, and MATLAB implementation. Recommended Senior-level undergraduates through practitioners." --CHOICE