Accession Number:

AD0256630

Title:

SOME QUASI-STATIC BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS OF CONSOLIDATING ELASTIC AND VISCOELASTIC MEDIA

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COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MECHANICS

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Report Date:

1961-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Solutions are presented for various boundary value problems for the elastic and viscoelastic consolidating medium. In only one case was it possible to obtain simple closed-form solutions. The principal complication arose from the fact that in addition to the usual equations of equilibrium, a diffusion equation must be solved simultaneously. There does not appear to be sufficient data available to warrant any general comment of whether consolidation effects are significant in materials other than soil. It is concluded that for soil, the consolidating viscoelastic medium presents a rational approach to secondary consolidation. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE