Accession Number:

ADA094123

Title:

Near Field Static Tilt from Surface Loads.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1980-07-08

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

A field experiment was performed to determine the response of a tiltmeter to static loads produced by a vehicle. This report compares the results of a theoretical approximation of the vehicle load, by four point forces acting on a linear elastic single layer homogeneous half space, with the experimental data. Results indicate that this model gives a reasonable approximation to the field data. In order to model the field conditions more realistically, it is suggested that the finite element method be utilized in future studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE