Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Ground disturbance due to waves generated by a machine foundation can be detrimental to adjacent structures or operation of sensitive equipment nearby. For machine foundations vibrating at moderate to high frequencies, the amplitude of ground motion can be reduced significantly by installing a wave barrier around the source. A three-dimensional boundary element algorithm incorporating quadratic elements has been used to perform an extensive parametric study on the effectiveness of open trenches as wave barriers. Based on the results of the study, a simple model in the form of an algebraic expression is developed for estimating the vibration screening effectiveness of open trench wave barriers. Furthermore, through comparisons with published field test data and rigorous boundary element solutions, the validity of the simple model is established.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Simple Model for Active Isolation of Machine Foundations by Open Trenches

St. Louis, Missouri

Ground disturbance due to waves generated by a machine foundation can be detrimental to adjacent structures or operation of sensitive equipment nearby. For machine foundations vibrating at moderate to high frequencies, the amplitude of ground motion can be reduced significantly by installing a wave barrier around the source. A three-dimensional boundary element algorithm incorporating quadratic elements has been used to perform an extensive parametric study on the effectiveness of open trenches as wave barriers. Based on the results of the study, a simple model in the form of an algebraic expression is developed for estimating the vibration screening effectiveness of open trench wave barriers. Furthermore, through comparisons with published field test data and rigorous boundary element solutions, the validity of the simple model is established.