Accession Number : ADA131366

Title :   Effects of Rigid Inclusions on Wave Propagation.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Suddhiprakarn,Chairat ; Roesset,Jose M ; Stokoe,Kenneth H , II

PDF Url : ADA131366

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : The effect of rigid inclusions on the characteristics (amplitude and time of arrival) of shear and P-waves is investigated using a finite element model to discretize the region of interest and an explicit integration scheme. The effect of boundary conditions, type of excitation (point load versus distributed load) and wave length (or frequency of the excitation) are investigated and discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Soil mechanics, *Wave propagation, *Stress waves, *Finite element analysis, Soil classification, Mechanical properties, Dynamics, Homogeneity, Accelerometers, Stiffness, Measurement, Excitation, Velocity, Boundaries, Loads(Forces), Distribution, Geophysics, Engineering geology, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Numerical Mathematics
      Mechanics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE