In this paper the soil-structure interaction problem is addressed by three-dimensional numerical simulation considering a challenging case study: a remarkable bridge, called “Acquasanta” bridge, located near Genoa and characterized by complex geological site conditions. The comparison between displacement time-histories of the structure considering or disregarding the soil-structure interaction effect is provided, pointing out that the three-dimensional site effects contribution to the increasing complexity of the dynamic response is very significant and cannot be neglected. The development of non-conforming meshing strategies allows us to tackle numerically and more efficiently the typically multi-scale wave propagation problem, from the far-field to the near-field, from the near-field to the soil-structure interaction effect.

3D Numerical Simulation of Soil-Structure Interaction Effect: The Acquasanta, Genoa, Railway Bridge

GUIDOTTI, ROBERTO;MAZZIERI, ILARIO;
2012

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In this paper the soil-structure interaction problem is addressed by three-dimensional numerical simulation considering a challenging case study: a remarkable bridge, called “Acquasanta” bridge, located near Genoa and characterized by complex geological site conditions. The comparison between displacement time-histories of the structure considering or disregarding the soil-structure interaction effect is provided, pointing out that the three-dimensional site effects contribution to the increasing complexity of the dynamic response is very significant and cannot be neglected. The development of non-conforming meshing strategies allows us to tackle numerically and more efficiently the typically multi-scale wave propagation problem, from the far-field to the near-field, from the near-field to the soil-structure interaction effect.
Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability
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