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Geomechanics and Engineering
  Volume 4, Number 3, September 2012 , pages 173-190

Contact interface fiber section element: shallow foundation modeling
Suchart Limkatanyu*, Minho Kwon, Woraphot Prachasaree and Passagorn Chaiviriyawong

    With recent growing interests in the Performance-Based Seismic Design and Assessment Methodology, more realistic modeling of a structural system is deemed essential in analyzing, designing, and evaluating both newly constructed and existing buildings under seismic events. Consequently, a shallow foundation element becomes an essential constituent in the implementation of this seismic design and assessment methodology. In this paper, a contact interface fiber section element is presented for use in modeling soil-shallow foundation systems. The assumption of a rigid footing on a Winkler-based soil rests simply on the Euler-Bernoulli
Key Words
    fiber-section model; shallow foundation element; soil-structure interaction; winkler foundation; soil bearing capacity; rocking foundation; contact-interface element; nonlinear analysis.
Suchart Limkatanyu*,Woraphot Prachasaree and Passagorn Chaiviriyawong : Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University,
Songkhla 90112, Thailand
Minho Kwon : Department of Civil Engineering, ERI, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea

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