Thin layer element method for dynamic soil-structure interaction analysis of axi-symmetric structure in submerged soil

Toyoaki Nogami, Motoki Kazama

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Abstract

The three-dimensional thin layer element method is formulated for the dynamic response analysis of an axi-symmetric structure in submerged soil. Biot's wave equation for fluid-filled porous medium is used in the formulation. The three-dimensional thin layer element method computes the wave numbers and their associated mode shapes, for both Rayleigh waves and Love waves in submerged soil, which define the characteristics of the waves. The submerged condition affects the characteristics of the Rayleigh waves in soil. As a result, it alters substantially the soil-structure interaction stresses if the permeability of the soil is relatively large and, to less extent, the response of the structure. The thin layer element method is far more efficient than the finite element method for analyzing the fluid-filled porous medium, yet capable of taking into account a multi-layered inhomogeneous soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-351
Number of pages15
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science

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