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Predictions of the dynamic response of piled foundations in a multi-layered half-space due to inertial and railway induced loadings

Ntotsios, E and Hamad, WI and Thompson, DJ and Hussein, MFM and Hunt, HEM and Talbot, JP (2015) Predictions of the dynamic response of piled foundations in a multi-layered half-space due to inertial and railway induced loadings. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 133-145..

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Abstract

In this paper, the dynamic pile-soil-pile interaction (PSPI) in a multi-layered halfspace is investigated for the prediction of the response of piled foundations due to railway vibrations. Two methods of modelling piled foundations in a multi-layered half-space are presented. The first is an efficient semi-analytical model that calculates the Green's functions of the multi-layered half-space soil using the thin layer and the dynamic stiffness matrix methods. The second is a fully-coupled model that utilises the boundary element (BE) method to simulate the soil, where the Green's functions are calculated using the ElastoDynamics Toolbox (EDT). The paper aims to investigate the accuracy and the efficiency of the semi-analytical model by comparing the predictions of the two methods. A set of comparisons is performed, including the driving point response of a single pile and the interaction between two piles. The comparisons reveal that, at most frequencies, the semi-analytical model can predict the driving point response and the dynamic interaction with acceptable accuracy and computational efficiency. The model is then used for predicting the response of a pile-group due to the vibration field generated by a railway in varying distance from the piles. The vibration field generated by the railway is modelled as the superposition of the response due to harmonic loadings generated at the wheel-rail interface and the vibration response is examined at different points on the free surface away from the piles. The comparisons highlight the efficiency and accuracy of the semi-analytical model and illustrate its practical application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Applied Mechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:44
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 02:09
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