1. Introduction.- 2. Governing Equations.- 3. Surface Response of an Elastic Half Space due to a Vertical Harmonic Point Force.- 4. Response of Surface of an Elastic Half Space due to a Horizontal Harmonic Point Force.- 5. Dynamics of a Rigid Foundation on the Surface of an Elastic Half-Space.- 6. Experiments on Elastic Half-Space Medium.- 7. Dynamic Response of a Rigid Foundation Subjected to a Distance Blast.- 8. Identification of vertical exciting force on the surface of an elastic half-space using sensor fusion.-9. Surface vibration of a multilayered elastic medium due to harmonic concentrated force.-10. Three-Dimensional Wave Propagations in Porous Half-Space Subjected to Multiple Energy Excitations.- Appendixes.
This book covers advanced topics in dynamic modeling of soil-foundation interaction, as well as the response of elastic semi-infinite media from an applications viewpoint. Advanced concepts such as solutions for analysis of elastic semi-infinite mediums, fluid motion in porous media, and nonlinearities in dynamic behavior are explained in great detail. Related theories and numerical analysis for vertical vibration, and rocking vibration of a rigid rectangular mass-less plate, and horizontal vibration of a rigid mass-less plate are presented. Throughout the book, a strong emphasis is placed on applications, and a laboratory model for elastic half-space medium is provided.
Provides a systematic solution for analysis of elastic semi-infinite mediums when subjected to different loading conditions
Offers a solution for the continuous elastic medium that is also extended to visco-elastic media by considering complex elastic modules
Presents advanced concepts in wave propagation from a practical and application-based standpoint so that readers can use the theories in the field