Limit analysis of seismic ground motion by a rigid body-spring model.

T. Kawamoto, Y. Ichikawa, T. Hirano

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A rigid body-spring model whose formula of stiffness is revised from the original model proposed by Kawai is applied to some dynamic analyses of geotechnical structures. The governing equation of motion with damping effects is derived from the virtual work principle. This model can easily represent progressive and discontinuous failure process of structures. Response characteristics of this model are clarified, then several numerical examples are presented.-Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-391
Number of pages9
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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