Seismic Response of Foundations on Zoned Soils
The frequency domain formulation of the Boundary Element Method is used to analyze the seismic response of strip foundations resting on the surface or embedded in a soil deposit included in a compliant bedrock. Both the soil deposit and the bedrock are assumed to be viscoelastic. Site amplification and seismic response studies for incident in-plane waves are done using constant elements. The results show the important effects over site amplification and foundations response of both the bedrock compliance and the shape of the soil deposit.
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