Preliminary design recommendations for dip-slip fault-foundation interaction

G. Gazetas, A. Pecker, E. Faccioli, R. Paolucci, I. Anastasopoulos

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    The article outlines the main findings and conclusions of the QUAKER research project and other related studies on the behaviour of foundations built on top of a rupturing dip-slip fault. Although emphasis is placed on normal faults, the derived conclusions are valid for reverse faults, as well. A key conclusion is that it is quite feasible to design a foundation to withstand an underneath rupturing fault. Practical design recommendations suitable for developing future Code requirements on the subject, are developed on the basis of the presented conclusions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)677-687
    Number of pages11
    JournalBulletin of Earthquake Engineering
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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    Gazetas, G., Pecker, A., Faccioli, E., Paolucci, R., & Anastasopoulos, I. (2008). Preliminary design recommendations for dip-slip fault-foundation interaction. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 6(4), 677-687.