Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

In this investigation, a mathematical hybrid model developed previously is employed to study soil-structure interaction of embedded structure. In the analysis, the near field including the embedded structure and its surrounding foundation soil is modelled with a conventional finite element mesh, and the far field is modelled as a semi-infinite medium with a hemi-spherical pit. The impedance functions at the nodes around the special element, which have been determined analytically, can represent the behavior of outgoing propagation of waves. A concept of superposition is proposed to analyze the response of an embedded structure excited by an incoming SH-wave. The governing equations of the whole system will be formulated by enforcing the compatibility and equilibrium conditions at the nodes of the finite mesh. Basing on these equations, the response of the embedded structure and its surrounding ground can be determined accordingly. Numerical results have been obtained, and correlations with available solutions using continuum approaches are studied. The effects of the embedment on the responses are also shown and discussed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Dynamic Response of an Embedded Structure Generated By a SH-Wave

St. Louis, Missouri

In this investigation, a mathematical hybrid model developed previously is employed to study soil-structure interaction of embedded structure. In the analysis, the near field including the embedded structure and its surrounding foundation soil is modelled with a conventional finite element mesh, and the far field is modelled as a semi-infinite medium with a hemi-spherical pit. The impedance functions at the nodes around the special element, which have been determined analytically, can represent the behavior of outgoing propagation of waves. A concept of superposition is proposed to analyze the response of an embedded structure excited by an incoming SH-wave. The governing equations of the whole system will be formulated by enforcing the compatibility and equilibrium conditions at the nodes of the finite mesh. Basing on these equations, the response of the embedded structure and its surrounding ground can be determined accordingly. Numerical results have been obtained, and correlations with available solutions using continuum approaches are studied. The effects of the embedment on the responses are also shown and discussed.