American Society of Civil Engineers

Vibration of Flexible Plate on Viscoelastic Medium

by Michio Iguchi, (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Architectural Engrg., Faculty of Sci. and Engrg., Science Univ. of Tokyo, Noda City, Japan) and J. Enrique Luco, (Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Engrg. Sci., Univ. of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif. 92093)

Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division
, Vol. 108, No. 6, November/December 1982, pp. 1103-1120

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Abstract: The dynamic response of a massless flexible circular plate with a rigid core supported on a layered viscoelastic half-space and subjected to harmonic vertical and rocking excitation is studied. The mixed boundary-value problem for the case of relaxed contact conditions between the plate and the half-space is reduced to Fredholm integral equations of the second kind which are solved numerically. The effects of flexibility of the plate on the force-displacement relationship, on the motion of different points on the plate, and on the distribution of contact stresses beneath the plate are studied numerically. In general, it has been found that all of these aspects of the response of the plate are highly dependent on the flexibility of the plate relative to that of the supporting half-space.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Dynamic response
Engineering mechanics
Soil-structure interactions