INELASTIC SEISMIC RESPONSE OF BRIDGE PILES: EFFECTS OF SUPERSTRUCTURE PROPERTIES AND SOIL LAYERING

Jorge SHIMABUKU, Hirokazu TAKEMIYA
2002 Structural engineering/ earthquake engineering  
This paper has dealt with the nonlinear behavior of pile-supported bridge during earthquake motions. The formulation takes the FEM-BEM technique; the FEM for the near structure zone while the BEM for the far field zone. The analyses addressed to the parameter studies of component influence on the behavior of the total superstructure-pile-soil system for the total rational design practice. The results are interpreted with regards to: (1) inelastic behavior of superstructure or/and substructure;
more » ... /and substructure; (2) different superstructure properties and vertical excitation conditions; and (3) soil layering effect on pile response with emphasis on kinematic and inertial interactions. Key Words: soil pile interaction, nonlinear behavior, layered soil, vertical excitation, inertial and kinematic interaction, maximum displacement profile, internal forces in piles profile
doi:10.2208/jsceseee.19.11s fatcat:o6t2w52h5nbs7d35odboofdqmu