Design and Performance of Machine Foundations Under Dynamic Loads - Typical Case Studies

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Title: Design and Performance of Machine Foundations Under Dynamic Loads - Typical Case Studies

Author(s): P. Srinivasulu and N. Lakshmanan

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 78

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 145-160

Keywords: concrete piles; crack propagation; dynamic loads; friction; grout; joints (junctions); machine bases; performance; shock mechanics; stresses; structural design; tolerances (mechanics); vibration.

Date: 1/1/1982

Abstract:
In the first part, the paper critically reviews the current state of art on the analysis and design of typical types of machine foundations. The uncertainties in the design data and paucity of essential information required for a rational design are highlighted. The need to study the geotechnical features and other environmental factors at the proposed site of a machine foundation is emphasized. The various aspects of the problem of a machine foundation are illustrated with the explanation of five typical case studies selected from authors' experience in this line of work. The paper also underlines the need for a close co-ordination between the civil and mechanical engineers responsible for the installation of machine foundation right from the early stages of planning.