A 2.5D time-frequency domain model for railway induced soil-building vibration due to railway defects
|Author||Connolly, David P.
Romero Ordóñez, Antonio
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras|
|Abstract||A new hybrid time-frequency modelling methodology is proposed to simulate the generation of railway vibration caused by singular defects (e.g. joints, switches, crossings), and its propagation through the track, soil and ...
A new hybrid time-frequency modelling methodology is proposed to simulate the generation of railway vibration caused by singular defects (e.g. joints, switches, crossings), and its propagation through the track, soil and into nearby buildings. To create the full source-to-received model, first the force density due to wheel-rail-defect interaction is calculated using a time domain finite element vehicle-track-soil model. Next, the frequency domain track-soil transfer function is calculated using a 2.5D boundary/finite element approach and coupled with the force densities to recover the free-field response. Finally, the soil-structure interaction of buildings close to the line is computed using a time domain approach. The effect of defect type, train speed and building type (4-storey office block and 8-storey apartment building) on a variety of commonly used international vibration metrics (one-third octaves, PPV, MTVV) is then investigated. It is found that train speed doesn't correlate with building vibration and different defect types have a complex relationship with vibration levels both in the ground and buildings. The 8-storey apartment building has a frequency response dominated by a narrow frequency range, whereas the modal contribution of the 4-storey office building is over a wider frequency band. This results in the 8-storey building having a higher response.
|Citation||Connolly, D.P., Galvín, P., Olivier, B., Romero, A. y Kouroussis, G. (2019). A 2.5D time-frequency domain model for railway induced soil-building vibration due to railway defects. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 120, 332-344.|