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Embankment Train Track On Soil Stratum And Wave Impeding Block (WIB) Measured For Vibrations Reduction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD950131

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

835 kb

Author(s)

Hirokazu Takemiya, Kyo-Seong Shim & Kazuya Goda

Abstract

Aiming at the assessment of train induced vibrations in the neighborhood a preliminary theoretical investigation is conducted by assuming a Ricker wave torm loading with probable period on an embankment track. The track is assumed to be constructed on a soil stratum. The transient responses are computed by applying a hybrid method of finite elements (FE) and boundary elements (BE). The time domain Green function for a stratum is implemented into the latter formulation. The response reduction measure called WIB (wave impeding block) which is based on the cut-off frequency of wave field is investigated when installed in the embankment track. Parameter studies 'are performed for the rigidity ratio between emba

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