Uniformly Moving Load on a Layered Half Plane

by J.L. Sackman,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 4, Pg. 75-90

Document Type: Journal Paper


In connection with ground shock propagation in case of nuclear bursts, steady state displacements and stresses produced in 2 layered elastic half plane by uniform superseismic motion of constant concentrated normal line load along surface of half plane are determined in terms of dilatational and distortional potentials; systematic addition of solutions for multiple reflections and refractions of plane elastic waves from plane boundaries.

Subject Headings: Moving loads | Load factors | Layered systems | Ground motion | Elastic analysis | Connections (structural) | Case studies | Steady states

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