Abstract

The closed-form solution of the dynamic interaction of a shear wall and the isotropic homogeneous and elastic half-space, previously studied only for vertically-incident SH waves, is generalized to any angle of incidence. It is shown that the interaction equation is independent of the incidence angle, while the surface-ground displacements heavily depend on it. For the two-dimensional model studied, it is demonstrated that disturbances generated by waves scattering and diffracting around the rigid foundation mass are not a local phenomenon but extend to large distances relative to the characteristic foundation length.

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