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Interaction of a shear wall with the soil for incident plane SH waves: Elliptical rigid foundation

Wong, H. L. and Trifunac, M. D. (1974) Interaction of a shear wall with the soil for incident plane SH waves: Elliptical rigid foundation. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 64 (6). pp. 1825-1842. ISSN 0037-1106.

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The closed-form solution of the dynamic interaction of an elastic shear wall and the elastic homogeneous half-space, previously known only for the rigid foundation with circular cross section, has been generalized to apply for the foundation with elliptical cross section. It is shown that the interaction equation depends on the incidence angle of plane SH waves and that this dependence gradually disappears as the elliptical cross section approaches the circular one. The effectiveness with which the rigid foundation can scatter the incident energy has been found to increase with the depth of the foundation.

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Additional Information:© 1974 Seismological Society of America. Manuscript received March 29, 1974. We are indebted to P.C. Jennings and J. E. Luco for critical reading of the manuscript and several valuable comments. This research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Earthquake Research Affiliates Program at the California Institute of Technology.
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