abstract

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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