Practical soil-shallow foundation model for nonlinear structural analysis

Moussa Leblouba*, Salah Al Toubat, Muhammad Ekhlasur Rahman, Omer Mugheida

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Soil-shallow foundation interaction models that are incorporated into most structural analysis programs generally lack accuracy and efficiency or neglect some aspects of foundation behavior. For instance, soil-shallow foundation systems have been observed to show both small and large loops under increasing amplitude load reversals. This paper presents a practical macroelement model for soil-shallow foundation system and its stability under simultaneous horizontal and vertical loads. The model comprises three spring elements: nonlinear horizontal, nonlinear rotational, and linear vertical springs. The proposed macroelement model was verified using experimental test results from large-scale model foundations subjected to small and large cyclic loading cases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4514152
Number of pages10
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes


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