COMPUTATION OF UNDERGROUND STRUCTURAL RESPONSE.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA
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Means of obtaining a better understanding of the phenomenological aspects of wave propagation in solid media were sought. Such information is of immediate importance in the study of earth motions resulting from blast loadings and in the design of underground structures to resist blast pres sures. The research work was carried out in three separate study areas as follows 1 A theoretical study of wave propagation in continu ous solid media, involving rigorous mathematical formulations of wave motions and shock phenom solids. 2 Development of mathematically consistent discrete models of solid continua for the high-speed numerical computation of wave motions in solid media and for evaluating struc ture-soil interactions. 3 Studies of struc ture-soil interactions by simple analytical and experimental models. Only the effect of arching was considered. Author