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An analytical solution for three-dimensional diffraction of plane P-waves by a hemispherical alluvial valley with saturated soil deposits

An analytical solution for three-dimensional diffraction of plane P-waves by a hemispherical... Abstract An analytical solution for the three-dimensional scattering and diffraction of plane P-waves by a hemispherical alluvial valley with saturated soil deposits is developed by employing Fourier-Bessel series expansion technique. Unlike previous studies, in which the saturated soil deposits were simulated with the single-phase elastic theory, in this paper, they are simulated with Biot’s dynamic theory for saturated porous media, and the half space is assumed as a single-phase elastic medium. The effects of the dimensionless frequency, the incidence angle of P-wave and the porosity of soil deposits on the surface displacement magnifications of the hemispherical alluvial valley are investigated. Numerical results show that the existence of a saturated hemispherical alluvial valley has much influence on the surface displacement magnifications. It is more reasonable to simulate soil deposits with Biot’s dynamic theory when evaluating the displacement responses of a hemispherical alluvial valley with an incidence of P-waves. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica" Springer Journals

An analytical solution for three-dimensional diffraction of plane P-waves by a hemispherical alluvial valley with saturated soil deposits

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
2006 The Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and Technology
ISSN
0894-9166
eISSN
1860-2134
DOI
10.1007/s10338-006-0617-5
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Abstract

Abstract An analytical solution for the three-dimensional scattering and diffraction of plane P-waves by a hemispherical alluvial valley with saturated soil deposits is developed by employing Fourier-Bessel series expansion technique. Unlike previous studies, in which the saturated soil deposits were simulated with the single-phase elastic theory, in this paper, they are simulated with Biot’s dynamic theory for saturated porous media, and the half space is assumed as a single-phase elastic medium. The effects of the dimensionless frequency, the incidence angle of P-wave and the porosity of soil deposits on the surface displacement magnifications of the hemispherical alluvial valley are investigated. Numerical results show that the existence of a saturated hemispherical alluvial valley has much influence on the surface displacement magnifications. It is more reasonable to simulate soil deposits with Biot’s dynamic theory when evaluating the displacement responses of a hemispherical alluvial valley with an incidence of P-waves.

Journal

"Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica"Springer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2006

Keywords: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films; Classical Mechanics

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