Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

For the numerical simulation of dynamic soil-structure interaction problems both a frequency and a time domain formulation are presented. In order to be capable to consider more sophisticated models of the structure, the frequency domain algorithms for homogeneous and layered halfspaces have been coupled to the Finite Element Program ANSYS. Flexibility functions are presented for a concrete slab track system. Furthermore the stress distribution in the subsoil is calculated and visualized. The time domain formulation is applied for demonstrating the basic phenomena of a moving load passing by with sub- and supercritical speed. Besides that, a nonlinear, tension-free condition of contact between the track and the subsoil is mentioned briefly.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Dynamic Interaction Between Rail Track Systems and the Layered Subsoil Solutions in the Frequency-and Time Domain

San Diego, California

For the numerical simulation of dynamic soil-structure interaction problems both a frequency and a time domain formulation are presented. In order to be capable to consider more sophisticated models of the structure, the frequency domain algorithms for homogeneous and layered halfspaces have been coupled to the Finite Element Program ANSYS. Flexibility functions are presented for a concrete slab track system. Furthermore the stress distribution in the subsoil is calculated and visualized. The time domain formulation is applied for demonstrating the basic phenomena of a moving load passing by with sub- and supercritical speed. Besides that, a nonlinear, tension-free condition of contact between the track and the subsoil is mentioned briefly.