Accession Number : AD0278533

Title :   SETTLEMENT AND TILTING OF FOOTINGS ON A VISCOUS FOUNDATION

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : KERR,ARNOLD D.

Report Date : MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IN THIS PAPER THEONCEPTOF THE Pasternak foundation, consisting of the Winkler foundation with shear interactions, is extended to the case of viscous behavior. The differential equation for the vertical surface displacements is formulated and solutions for several loading cases are worked out. Two material parameters enter the analysis: the viscosity parameter related to the shear deformations and a visco-compressibility parameter of the vertical foundation elements. A procedure to determine these parameters is suggested. The application of this analysis to the creep behavior of snow foundations is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), (*SNOW), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CREEP, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, VISCOSITY, SHEAR STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE