Foundation Vibration Analysis Using Simple Physical Models, 1/e
John P. Wolf, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology, Lausanne,
Published May, 1994 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)
Copyright 1994, 464 pp.
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Offering a strength-of-materials approach to foundation dynamics, this
volume shows how to use such simple physical models (cones, lumped-parameter
models, and prescribed wave patterns in the horizontal plane) for analysis
of foundation vibration problems that result from earthquakes, machine
foundation, explosions, winds, and ocean waves on offshore platforms.
considers foundation on surface of homogeneous soil halfspace;
foundation on surface of soil layer on rigid rock; embedded foundation and
pile foundation; simple vertical dynamic-Green's function; seismic
excitation; and dynamic soil-structure interaction.
features easy-to-use tables and detailed case studies.
offers a strength-of-materials approach to foundation
dynamicsthe cone models (with the prescribed deformation of rod/bar
theory); the lumped-parameter models based on them; and the deformation
patterns in the horizontal plane.
provides physical insight with conceptual clarity. Three-
dimensional problems become one dimensional, which can still represent the
salient features of the problems to be solved.
features easy-to-use tables specifying the coefficients
of the springs, dashpots, and masses of the lumped-parameter models
representing quite general foundations for a wide range of geometrical
dimensions and material properties. Summarizes key equationse.g.,
of the cone propertieson one page.
presents case studiesdetailed solutions with all intermediate
results of examples from actual practice.
2. Foundation on Surface of Homogeneous Soil Halfspace.
3. Foundation on Surface of Soil Layer on Rigid Rock.
4. Embedded Foundation and Pile Foundation.
5. Simple Vertical Dynamic-Green's Function.
6. Seismic Excitation.
7. Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction.
Appendix A: Interaction Force-Displacement Relationship
and Green's Function of Cone Model.
Appendix B: Consistent Lumped-Parameter Model.
Appendix C: Recursive Evaluation of Convolution Integral.
Appendix D: Dynamic Stiffness of Foundation on or Embedded
in Layered Soil Halfspace.