Effect of bedrock acceleration on dynamic and pseudo-static analyses of soil-pile systems

Hyunsung Lim, Sangseom Jeong

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In this study, pseudo-static and dynamic analyses were performed for reasonable earthquake-resistant designs of soil-pile systems. The emphasis was on evaluating the effect of bedrock acceleration on the earthquake-resistant design of soil-pile systems in sand. Three-dimensional (3D) numerical analysis was performed at different bedrock accelerations and soil densities. Numerical solutions were verified against data from 1 g shaking table tests. In this study, it is found that as the peak bedrock acceleration increases, the peak superstructure acceleration increases, whereas the peak ground surface acceleration tends to decrease due to the hysteretic damping and nonlinear behaviors of the soil. It is also observed that compared with dynamic analysis, pseudo-static analysis tends to more conservatively predict the soil-pile system behavior, particularly in the peak acceleration interval of 0.13 g–0.3 g at the different soil densities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103657
JournalComputers and Geotechnics
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Fund of Korea (NRF) (No. 2018R1A6A1A08025348 ) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Grant No. 20SCIP-B119947-05 ) of the Republic of Korea, and we express our gratitude to them.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computer Science Applications

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