Stress Wave Propagation Through Earth-Water Systems
CITY COLL RESEARCH FOUNDATION NEW YORK
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The report presents results of a study to include the effects of pore water on the response of soils to transient loadings. Numerical results are presented for problems which fall into different categories, in an attempt to span the problem areas of general interest. The first set of problems was concerned with computation of soil response to loadings in configurations which would be encountered in the laboratory, namely, triaxial and uniaxial configurations. The second set of problems was concerned with the impact of entrapped pore fluid on wave propagation velocities. The last two problem sets have to do with a study of submerged, off-shore soils to transient ocean storm waves, a problem area receiving more and more consideration as off-shore construction increases platforms, nuclear reactor stations, protective dikes, etc.. The approaches used appear to offer an attractive solution technique to this important class of problems.
- Soil Mechanics