ANIDIS - L'ingegneria Sismica in Italia, ANIDIS XIX & ASSISi XVII - 2022

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A Methodology for Extracting the Physical Parameters of Soil-Foundation-Pier Systems from Dynamic Tests

Sandro Carbonari, Francesca Dezi, Davide Arezzo, Fabrizio Gara

Ultima modifica: 2022-08-29


The paper presents a methodology for the identification of the physical parameters of a model describing the transverse dynamics of soil-foundation-pier systems founded on piles, starting from results of dynamic experimental tests. In detail, the procedure exploits the identified state-space models of the systems obtained from the test results through consolidated identification techniques available in the literature. The procedure permits to compute the physical parameters of the real system (e.g. masses, pier stiffness matrix and soil-foundation impedance) by directly comparing the components of the analytical and identified stiffness, mass and damping matrices; the latter extracted from the identified state-space models. The proposed approach allows the direct definition of the numerical model that best fits the experimental data, and permits the identification of the soil-foundation compliance.

Firstly, the dynamics of the analytical model, which includes the frequency-dependent behaviour of the soil-foundation system through the introduction of a lumped parameter model, is formulated adopting the continuous-time first-order state-space form. Then, an identification strategy of the physical parameters of a soil-foundation-pier system is proposed, starting from the discrete-time state-space model identified from dynamic tests. Some worked examples are presented simulating results of forced vibration and ambient vibration tests executed on a known system whose parameters are then identified according to the proposed approach. The approach revealed to be effective to identify the physical parameters of the system.    

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