ANALYSIS OF THE DISPLACEMENTS OF THE GROUND SURFACE DUE TO A MOVING VEHICLE
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY WINSLOW LABS
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The problem of the displacement of the ground surface under the action of a moving vehicle is treated from an analytical point of view. The physical mechanisms of soil displacements are presented for the purpose of establishing various models of behavior of the soil system. Viscoelastic models of soil behavior are postulated on the basis of laboratory tests and field observations. A theoretical study is made of the displacements of a loaded plate moving across the soil at relatively slow speeds. This study is based on theories of visco-elasticity. The results of the study are presented in terms of analytical expressions and curves. A physical interpretation of the results is presented, relating vehicular and soil parameters.
- Soil Mechanics
- Surface Transportation and Equipment