Accession Number:

AD0777051

Title:

Soil Mechanics and the Advanced Computer Codes.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The report discusses some of the more complex Soil Models available for input to advanced computer codes. It provides a brief overview of the impact of recent computer code advances upon development within the field of soil mechanics. Two different types of models are discussed 1 Variable Moduli Models based upon incremental elasticity 2 Elastic-plastic models in which plastic yielding conditions are superimposed upon elastic behavior. The difficulties involved in using experimental data to fit a soil model are considered briefly and the major requirements for acceptable soil constitutive model are presented. The report concludes that the most fruitful avenue of pursuit for future soil-structure interaction studies will involve a versatile form of the variable moduli model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE