Torsional response of a rigid circular foundation on a saturated half-space to SH waves

Yuan qiang Cai, Peng Wang, Hong Lei Sun, Chang jie Xu

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Abstract

An analytical approach is used to study the torsional vibrations of a rigid circular foundation resting on saturated soil to obliquely incident SH waves. Biot's poroelastic dynamic theory is considered to characterize the saturated soil below the foundation, which is solved by Hankel transform later. In order to consider the scattering phenomena caused by the existence of the foundation, the total wave field in soil is classified into free-field, rigid-body scattering field and radiation scattering field. According to the classification of wave field and the mixed boundary-value conditions between the soil and the foundation, torsional vibrations of the foundation are formulated in two sets of dual integral equations. Then, the dual integral equations are reduced to Fredholm integral equation of the second kind to be solved. Combining with the dynamic equilibrium equations of the foundation, the expressions for the torsional vibrations of the foundation are obtained. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate the influence of excitation frequency, incident angle, the torsional inertia moment of the foundation and permeability of the saturated half-space on the torsional vibrations of the foundation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1088
Number of pages7
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Volume30
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Circular foundation
  • SH waves
  • Saturated soil
  • Scattering
  • Torsional vibrations

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