Principles of the dynamics of soils and foundations. Seismic waves, Non-linear dynamic soil behavior and vibrations. Dynamic-soil-structure interaction. Impedance functions and machine foundation design. Pre: CEE 5584 (3H, 3C)
Specific Course Objectives :
Determine dynamic soil properties.
Interpret the dynamic response of soil subjected to seismic waves and external forces.
Evaluate the response of single-degree-of-freedom and coupled, multi-degree-of-freedom linear elastic oscillators.
Determine the impedance functions for dynamic-soil-structure-interaction foundation analyses.
Computer the dynamic response and design shallow and embedded machine foundations.