Accession Number PB2013-102442
Title Condition Monitoring of Urban Infrastructure: Effects of Ground Movement on Adjacent Structures.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 359p
Personal Author R. Finno
Abstract Economic considerations drive the more effective use of space in urban areas, promoting the construction of taller buildings with deeper basement structures. The crowded nature of urban environments imposes strict restrictions to the tolerable performance of these new constructions. These restrictions are translated in the need for the development of more precise tools that can be used by engineering practitioners to predict construction induced deformations. Geotechnical finite element simulations are a common technique to estimate construction performance. This methodology can be enhanced by the use of optimization routines to calibrate the constitutive model parameters with existing data.
Keywords Buildings
Finite element method
Ground movement
Urban areas

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 50B - Civil Engineering
89D - Structural Analyses
Corporate Author Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Infrastructure Technology Inst.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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