Dynamics of Frame Foundations Interacting With Soil

[+] Author and Article Information
L. Gaul

Institute of Mechanics, University of Hannover, Federal Republik of Germany

J. Mech. Des 102(2), 303-310 (Apr 01, 1980) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254745 History: Received June 07, 1979; Online November 17, 2009


The dynamic response of structures such as frame foundations for vibrating machinery is calculated. The interactions between a single structure and soil as well as the interaction through the underlying soil between two adjacent structures are taken into account. Mixed boundary value problems describing the interaction between viscoelastic soil and rigid bases of arbitrary shape are solved by superposition of analytical halfspace solutions. The influence of shear stresses at the interface between soil and base is bounded by the assumptions of perfectly smooth and perfectly welded contact. The response of the entire system is evaluated by coupling soil and founded structures by means of a substructure method.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.






Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In