A Study on the Wave Screening Effectiveness According to Trench Dimensions Using Ultrasonic Waves


In this study numerical and experimental studies are conducted to examine the wave screening effectiveness of trenches. The numerical study relies on the finite element model of a sandbox with Lysmer-Kuhlemeyer absorbing boundaries. This model is used to examine the screening ef-fectiveness of trench studied for different trench dimensions and distances from the source and receiver to the trench. The results of the numerical analysis are compared with the results of the ultrasonic experiment performed on an acrylic block drilled with a rectangular cut. The comparison shows that the screening effectiveness of the trench is nearly equal if the depth of trench is larger than 60% of the surface wave length. It is also shown that if the distance between the trench and the source is longer than twice the surface wave length, the thickness of the trench does not affect the screening effectiveness.

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Kim, H. and Chin, W. (2014) A Study on the Wave Screening Effectiveness According to Trench Dimensions Using Ultrasonic Waves. Engineering, 6, 601-609. doi: 10.4236/eng.2014.610061.

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