Accession Number : AD0712301

Title :   GELATIN MODELING METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF FOUNDATION DYNAMICS GROUND MOTION, AND SEISMIC PHENOMENA,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Paek,Yong K. ; Heller,Lyman W.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The objective of this study was to assess by means of a literature review the state-of-the-art in gelatin modeling methods to determine if they can be successfully exploited for solving difficult problems in the field of foundation dynamics, ground motion, and seismic phenomena. Important practical problems such as the influence of multiple layers, variable thickness of layers, and rough interfaces on ground motion and seismic wave propagation might be formulated, studied, and evaluated with these techniques. Gelatin modeling holds promise for effective use in the study of alternate remedial approaches for the stabilization of existing foundations that may become inadequate for future operational requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEISMOLOGY, MODELS(SIMULATIONS)), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), SEISMIC WAVES), GELATINS, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, LIFE EXPECTANCY, COSTS

Subject Categories : Seismology
      Civil Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE