Accession Number : AD0675141

Title :   RESPONSE OF A SOIL HALF-SPACE MODEL TO A DYNAMIC SURFACE LOAD.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 19 Jan 66-18 Jan 68,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF CIVIL AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Simpser,Boris Dubovoy

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 393

Abstract : A physically consistent mathematical model for the study of elastic solids is proposed. Based on this model the equations of motion for a point in the solid are derived, and their validity is proved by transforming them to the well-known Navier's equation by means of an inverse finite difference operator. The physical consistency of the model permits the derivation of the equations of motion, gives the physical interpretation of each step in the mathematical derivation and permits the construction of a physical representation of this model to perform experimental studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES), (*EARTH MODELS, LOADS(FORCES)), SOLIDS, RESPONSE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, MODELS(SIMULATIONS), MODEL TESTS, INSTRUMENTATION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PROBLEM SOLVING, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, RECORDING SYSTEMS, CALIBRATION, TEST METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE