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Equivalent Boundary Integrals For Boussinesq- Cerruti Half Interaction With Thin Plates

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE990551

Volume

25

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

759 kb

Author(s)

Y.F. Rashed, C.S. Chen & M.A. Golberg

Abstract

The traditional way to include the effect of half space interaction with thin plates is to model it using domain integrals. In this paper, new sets of equivalent boundary integrals to such domain integrals are derived. The paper only covers the use of constant internal cells. Two examples are presented to show the accuracy of the present formulation. 1 Introduction Plates on an elastic half space have many applications in civil and structural engineering. One typical application is building footings and rafts. Many simplified analytical and numerical techniques have been developed to model such problems. These models

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