Earthquake-soil structure interaction, spring and dashpot models, and real soil behaviour

  • M. J. Pender University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


The earthquake response of a simple soil-structure interaction system is discussed. The nonlinear hysteretic properties of the soil, on which the structure is founded, are modelled. It is found that the nonlinear soil behaviour leads to a reduction in the response of the structure.


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How to Cite
Pender, M. J. (1983). Earthquake-soil structure interaction, spring and dashpot models, and real soil behaviour. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 16(4), 320-330.