▶︎ CANCELED: Mechanical and Civil Engineering Seminar
This presentation will focus on large displacement dynamic effects of structural uplift, or rocking, during earthquakes. The following will be considered: 1) structures that naturally rotate and uplift on their foundations, 2) structures that are designed to rock above their foundation, and 3) structural elements that may rock and overturn. Results from a series of centrifuge tests involving soil-structure interaction of uplifting structures will be compared with computational modeling results. A new computational modeling tool designed to capture dynamic amplification, as well as local rocking collapse, will also be described and applied to case study structures.