Accession Number:

ADA218046

Title:

Role of Soil Hysteresis in Impedance Testing as Applied to Buried Arches

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 18 Feb 1986-31 Oct 1988

Corporate Author:

WEIDLINGER ASSOCIATES NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The effect of backfill soil hysteretic damping upon the suppression of resonance for buried arches is examined. Finite element simulation of a buried arch structure shows that the backfill soil hysteretic behavior is a dominant factor in explaining the absence of resonance in arch tests. Keywords Structure-medium interaction, Finite element simulation, Hysteretic damping.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE