Response of a circular foundation on a uniform half‐space to elastic waves

J. E. Luco, A. Mita

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An alternative technique to obtain the dynamic response of a massless rigid circular foundation resting on a uniform elastic half‐space when subjected to harmonic plane waves is presented. The technique relies on the use of an integral representation involving the free‐field ground motion and the contact tractions obtained in the course of calculating the dynamic force–displacement relationship of the foundation for external forces. Tables listing the translational and rotational components of the response of the foundation for non‐vertically incident SH, P, SV and Rayleigh waves are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-118
Number of pages14
JournalEarthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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