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Design of Foundations for Dynamic Loads

Purpose and Background

Soil dynamics is the branch of soil mechanics which deals with the behavior of soil and foundations
under dynamic loads. Operation of rotary machines or hammers, and earthquake ground motions
constitute a class of dynamic loads that usually challenge engineers in their design of different kinds
of foundations. The main goal of this seminar is to provide a better understanding to practicing engineers and architects of the design and evaluation of foundations under this class of dynamic loads.
Topics to be discussed include:
1. Basic Principles of Soil Dynamics: Fundamental distinctions between static and dynamic
problems; basic notions of soil dynamics; the nature of different types of dynamic loads; the
significance of soil-structure interaction; dynamic soil properties.
2. Dynamic Properties of Shallow and Pile Foundations: Impedance functions of foundations
and pile groups; definition of stiffness, and damping, for circular shallow foundations and piles;
non-circular shallow foundations; mathematical models for pile analysis.
3. Rotating Machine and Hammer Foundations: Harmonic excitations due to rotary machines;
response of rigid foundations in 1DOF; evaluation of the effects of vibration; coupled response of
rigid foundations in two degrees of freedom; types of hammers and hammer foundations; design
criteria; mathematical models; impact forces and impact eccentricity.
4. Vibration Damage and Remedial Measures for Machine Foundations: Damage and
disturbance; problem assessment and evaluation; remedial principles; examples from different
industries; sources of error.
5. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Fundamentals: Sources of seismic hazard; introduction to seismic waves; ground motion characterization and response spectra; evaluation of soil
dynamic properties; site response analysis.
6. Design of Foundations for Seismic Loads: Dynamic bearing capacity of shallow foundations;
dynamic response analysis of shallow foundations; conventional methods of analysis of piles under seismic loads; seismic analysis of deep caissons; seismic design of retaining walls; solved
examples from industry.
7. Computer applications using DYNA-5: Types of foundations; types of soil models; types of
loads; types of analysis and output; practical applications using DYNA-5.
Learning Outcomes

Comprehend the basics of soil dynamics as related to soil-structure interaction modeling

Know the major field tests that are used for evaluating the dynamic soil properties
Design shallow and pile foundations for rotary machine and seismic loads
Know the major steps for determining the seismic stability of cantilever and gravity retaining walls
Apply the capacity spectrum method for evaluating the seismic performance of large caissons
Seminar Benefits

Understand the behavior of soils under dynamic loading

Learn about soil-structure interaction and methods of incorporating it in global models
Learn procedures for equipment foundation design
Gain insight into the response of centrifugal, reciprocating, and hammerfoundations
Learn what are the basic dynamic soil properties and the required field tests for its evaluation
Learn about basic Geotechnical earthquake engineering principles and its relation to global
seismic analyses
Find out latest procedures on modeling and design of different kinds of foundations for seismic
Apply the knowledge of analysis and design procedure in hands-on exercises on computers in a
workshop setting

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Students achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed through solved examples and
problem-solving following each session.
Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to project managers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, and
architects who wish to have a better understanding of the current state-of-the-art with respect to the
analysis and design of flexible, rigid, and pile foundations subjected to all types of dynamic loads. All
key concepts and terminology will be explained and emphasis will be placed on the practical application of the information provided.
Seminar Instructors

M. Hesham El Naggar, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.E., M.ASCE, is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Associate Dean of Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He is Chair
of Soil Mechanics and Foundation, Division of the Canadian Geotechnical Society and the associate
editor of the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
Professor El Naggar won the G.G. Meyerhof Award and was the 2002 Canadian Geotechnical Colloquium Speaker. He has more than 20 years of experience in analysis and design of foundations,
and has taught undergraduate and graduate university courses at University of Western Ontario
since 1990. He is also the recipient of the UWO Faculty of Engineering Science Prize for Outstanding Teaching. He accomplished research projects for the American National Cooperative Highway
Research Program, The Canadian Research Foundation, Berminghammer Foundation Equipment,
and A van Egmond Construction Ltd. He served as a consultant for major projects in Canada, USA,
and Europe.
Ayman Shama, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is a Principal Engineer with Parsons Corporation in New York.
He is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Structural Institute, and ASCE Technical Committee on Performance of Full-Scale Structures. He has more than 15 years of diversified
experience in the field of earthquake engineering and soil dynamics ranging from academic research
to the practical procedures of analysis and design.
Dr. Shama has been actively involved in the seismic design and analysis of several projects which
emphasized the significance of soil-structure interaction such as the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington State, the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City, the North Grand Island Bridge in Upper
New York, The Mount Hope Bridge in Rhode Island, and the Trillium Building in Los Angeles. He has
numerous papers published in peer-reviewed journals in the area of earthquake engineering with
emphasis on bridge substructures. He also has given a number of presentations at distinguished
conferences around the world.

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Summary Outline
Day 1
Basic Principles of Soil Dynamics
Design objectives
Design procedure
Basic notions
Mathematical models and degrees
of freedom
Types of dynamic loads
Types of foundations
Excitation forces of machines
Dynamic soil properties
Dynamic Properties of Shallow
and Pile Foundations
Shallow Foundations:
Stiffness, damping and inertia
Impedance functions of circular
shallow foundation
Impedance functions of noncircular
shallow foundation
Effect of embedment
Nonlinearity and effect of inhomogeneity
Impedance functions of a layer
on half-space

Pile Foundation:
Examples of piles applications
Mathematical models for pile analysis
Stiffness and damping of single piles
Pile groups and interaction factors
Impedance functions of pile groups

Day 2
Machine Foundations
Response of rigid foundations
in 1 DOF
Effects of vibration
Response of rigid foundations in
2 DOF and 6 DOF
Response of structures on
flexible foundations

TIME: 8:30am 5:30pm

Hammer Foundations
Mathematical models
Impact forces
Response of one mass foundation
Response of two masses foundation
Impact eccentricity

Vibration Damage and

Remedial Measures
Damage and disturbance
Problem assessment and evaluation
Remedial principles
Examples from different industries
Sources of error

Day 3
Geotechnical Earthquake
Engineering Fundamentals
Sources of seismic hazard
Nature of seismic waves
Damping mechanisms in soil
Ground motion characterization
Ground motion Response spectra
Design response spectra
Field tests for evaluation of soil
dynamic properties
Site response analysis
Design of Foundations
for Seismic Loads
Dynamic bearing capacity of shallow
Incorporation of foundations into
global models
Evaluation of spring constants
Conventional methods of analysis of
pile foundations under seismic loads
Analysis of deep caissons
Seismic design of retaining walls
Solved examples from industry

Computer applications using DYNA-5

Types of foundations
Types of soil models
Types of loads, analysis, and output
Solved examples

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