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Static Loads in Layered Halfspaces

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E. Kausel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

S. H. Seale

Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

J. Appl. Mech 54(2), 403-408 (Jun 01, 1987) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3173027 History: Received May 16, 1986; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

A solution is presented for Mindlin’s problem of point loads applied in the interior of a layered elastic halfspace. The algorithm described differes from available numerical solutions for this problem in that the displacement functions found are expressed explicitly in the spatial domain. Thus, no numerical transformations are necessary. Furthermore, since the resulting equations can readily be subjected to mathematical manipulations (such as derivations or integrals), they could be used without difficulty as Green’s functions in procedures in Elastomechanics such as the Boundary Integral Method.

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