Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Hybrid Wave

Hybrid Wave - The identification of the dynamic behaviour of a structure is one of the crucial steps in the design of the dynamic resistance of the structure. The behaviour is represented by the natural frequencies which is subsequently used along with the considered dynamic actions in the design process. Disregarding the effect can lead to the increase of the economic cost. The numerical solution covers a coupled BEM-FEM steady-state dynamic numerical tool in the 3D regime, developed by utilizing an in-house BEM and the commercial FEM software, ABAQUS, and use it to analyse the dynamic interaction between the structures (footings, piles, bridges etc.) and surrounding soil.