Dynamic Infinite Elements for 3D Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis

3차원 지반-구조물 상호작용해석을 위한 동적 무한요소

  • 서춘교 (한국과학기술원 건설 및 환경공학과) ;
  • 윤정방 (한국과학기술원 건설 및 환경공학과)
  • Published : 2005.04.01


In this paper, three dimensional dynamic infinite elements are developed for the soil-structure interaction analysis in multi-layered halfspace. For the efficient discretization of 3-D for field regions, five types of dynamic infinite elements are developed. They are the horizontal, vertical, horizontal comer, vertical comer and horizontal/vertical corner infinite elements. The shape functions of the infinite elements are based on approximate expressions of analytical solutions of propagating waves in the infinite region. Numerical example analyses are presented for compliances of rigid circular and square plates to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed infinite elements.