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Boundary and Finite Elements for 2D Soil-Structure Interaction Problems

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The problem of ground-borne vibrations in buildings at low audio frequencies is often associated with railway excitations. In order to analyse such problems, a 2D numerical Boundary Element Model, eventually coupled to a more classical Finite Element Model, has been developed and used to study the interaction between foundations and grounds. Several aspects of the problem are considered: the type of ground; the type and position of the excitation; the length of the foundation; the type and size of the superstructure; the isolation obtained through the use of damping layers.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2001

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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