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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 42
ADVANCES IN COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR SIMULATION
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper V.2

A Study of the Active Isolation of Traffic Vibrations using a Coupled and Infinite Element Model

D.V. Jones*, O. Laghrouche# and D. Le Houedec#

*Department of Mathematical Sciences, UWE, Bristol, United Kingdom
#Department of Mechanics and Materials, LMS-ECN, Nantes, France

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
D.V. Jones, O. Laghrouche, D. Le Houedec, "A Study of the Active Isolation of Traffic Vibrations using a Coupled and Infinite Element Model", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Computational Methods for Simulation", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 165-170, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.42.5.2
Abstract
This paper deals with the modelisation of wave propagation in soil using a coupled finite and infinite elements model. The infinite element developed takes into account only the propagation of the Rayleigh wave. First, the model is presented for a bidimensional problem and the results are compared to a semi-analytical solution. Secondly, a tridimensional model is developed and used to study the effectiveness of an active isolation to reduce traffic induced ground vibrations on a roadway.

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