Dynamical Compliance of Rectangular Foundations on an Elastic Half-Space

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William T. Thomson

University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.; Space Technology Laboratories

Takuji Kobori

Earthquake Disaster Prevention Institute, Kyoto University, Japan

J. Appl. Mech 30(4), 579-584 (Dec 01, 1963) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3636622 History: Received June 14, 1962; Online September 16, 2011


Equation for the compliance of the ground, considered as an elastic half-space under a rectangular foundation slab, is developed for harmonic forces normal to the ground. Displacement of the center of the slab for several rectangular shapes is evaluated numerically and plotted as a function of the frequency. A closed-form solution for the limiting case of zero frequency is shown to agree exactly with the static problem of Love [7].

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