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A macro-element to simulate 3D soil–structure interaction considering plasticity and uplift
Author/Authors :
Grange، نويسنده , , Stéphane and Kotronis، نويسنده , , Panagiotis and Mazars، نويسنده , , Jacky، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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In structural engineering, soil–structure interaction (SSI) is an important phenomenon that has to be taken into account. This paper presents a 3D non-linear interface element able to compute SSI based on the “macro-element” concept. The particularity of the macro-element lies in the fact that the movement of the foundation is entirely described by a system of generalised variables (forces and displacements) defined at the foundation centre. The non-linear behaviour of the soil and the uplift mechanism of the foundation are reproduced using the plasticity theory. The failure surface is defined using an adequate overturning mechanism. Coupling of the different mechanisms is straight forward following the theory of multi-mechanisms. The macro-element is able to simulate the 3D behaviour of a rigid shallow foundation of circular, rectangular or strip shape, submitted to cyclic loadings. It is implemented into FEDEASLab, a finite element MATLAB toolbox. Comparisons with experimental results under cyclic loadings show the performance of the approach.
Keywords :
soil–structure interaction , plasticity , uplift , Macro-element , Shallow foundation
Journal title :
International Journal of Solids and Structures
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