Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-11-1991

Session End Date

3-15-1991

Abstract

Rectangular wave barriers (open or infilled trenches) are frequently used in engineering practice to reduce the ground vibrations caused by propagating surface (Rayleigh) waves of relatively small wave lengths. This paper presents models involving simple algebraic formulas for the design of rectangular wave barriers in homogeneous soil deposits. Both vertical and horizontal ground vibrations are considered. An extensive parametric investigation was conducted using a direct boundary element method algorithm. Simple models based on the key dimensionless parameters that control the vibration screening effectiveness were then developed. The utility of such models is established through comparisons with rigorous numerical solutions and available experimental data. Vibration screening by open trenches in layered soils was also studied to identify the effects of layering on vibration screening.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-11-1991

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1991 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Simple Design Methods for Vibration Isolation by Wave Barriers

St. Louis, Missouri

Rectangular wave barriers (open or infilled trenches) are frequently used in engineering practice to reduce the ground vibrations caused by propagating surface (Rayleigh) waves of relatively small wave lengths. This paper presents models involving simple algebraic formulas for the design of rectangular wave barriers in homogeneous soil deposits. Both vertical and horizontal ground vibrations are considered. An extensive parametric investigation was conducted using a direct boundary element method algorithm. Simple models based on the key dimensionless parameters that control the vibration screening effectiveness were then developed. The utility of such models is established through comparisons with rigorous numerical solutions and available experimental data. Vibration screening by open trenches in layered soils was also studied to identify the effects of layering on vibration screening.