The paper addresses the significance of soil-structure interaction on the dynamic behaviour of the “Chiaravalle viaduct”, based on ambient vibration measurements and numerical simula-tions. The viaduct is located in Central Italy and is founded on piles in an eluvial-colluvial soil deposit. Experimental modal properties are evaluated by means of the operational modal anal-ysis on accelerometric data from ambient excitation and the role of soil-structure interaction in the interpretation of tests is investigated by means of a refined finite element model of the via-duct. In the soil-structure interaction models the local site condition in correspondence of each bridge piers (resulting from geotechnical and geophysical investigations) are considered in the definition of the soil-foundations compliance. Comparison between the experimental and nu-merical results highlight the role of the pile-soil-pile interaction, the radiation problem, the pile cap embedment and the variability of the soil stratigraphy along the longitudinal direction of the viaduct in the interpretation of the experimental data.

The Role of Soil-Structure Interaction in the Interpretation of Dynamic Tests on the “Chiaravalle viaduct”

Sandro Carbonari;Fabrizio Gara
2019

Abstract

The paper addresses the significance of soil-structure interaction on the dynamic behaviour of the “Chiaravalle viaduct”, based on ambient vibration measurements and numerical simula-tions. The viaduct is located in Central Italy and is founded on piles in an eluvial-colluvial soil deposit. Experimental modal properties are evaluated by means of the operational modal anal-ysis on accelerometric data from ambient excitation and the role of soil-structure interaction in the interpretation of tests is investigated by means of a refined finite element model of the via-duct. In the soil-structure interaction models the local site condition in correspondence of each bridge piers (resulting from geotechnical and geophysical investigations) are considered in the definition of the soil-foundations compliance. Comparison between the experimental and nu-merical results highlight the role of the pile-soil-pile interaction, the radiation problem, the pile cap embedment and the variability of the soil stratigraphy along the longitudinal direction of the viaduct in the interpretation of the experimental data.
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