A Higher Order Solution of the Elastic Problem for a Homogeneous, Linear-Elastic and Isotropic Half-Space Subjected to a Point-Load Perpendicular to the Surface
E. Ferretti

Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 86, No. 5, pp. 435-468, 2012
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Keywords Boussinesq's problem, potentials properties, second order solution.
Abstract A recent experimental programme with the aim of acquiring the strains induced by aircraft traffic in concrete pavements [Ferretti and Bignozzi (2012); Ferretti (2012a)] has provided the opportunity of reviewing the classical solution of Boussinesq's problem for a homogeneous linear-elastic and isotropic half-space subjected to a point-load. In this document, we have proposed a second order solution to Boussinesq's problem, which allows us to account for the new experimental evidence.
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