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Main Title An Introduction to Soil Dynamics [electronic resource] /
Author Verruijt, Arnold.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
ISBN 9789048134410
Subjects Geography ; Mathematical geography ; Physical geography ; Engineering geology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XIV, 433 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Vibrating Systems -- Waves in Piles -- Earthquakes in Soft Layers -- Theory of Consolidation -- Dynamics of Porous Media -- Cylindrical Waves -- Spherical Waves -- Elastostatics of a Half Space -- Elastodynamics of a Half Space -- Confined Elastodynamics -- Line Load on Elastic Half Space -- Strip Load on Elastic Half Space -- Point Load on an Elastic Half Space -- Moving Loads on an Elastic Half Plane -- Foundation Vibrations. This book presents the basic principles of soil dynamics, and a variety of solutions of practical interest for geotechnical engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Emphasis is on analytical solutions, often including the full derivation of the solution, and giving the main parts of computer programs that can be used to calculate numerical data. Reference is also made to a website from which complete computer programs can be downloaded. Soil behaviour is usually assumed to be linear elastic, but in many cases the effect of viscous damping or hysteretic damping, due to plastic deformations, is also considered. Special features are: the analysis of wave propagation in saturated compressible porous media, approximate analysis of the generation of Rayleigh waves, the analysis of the response of soil layers to earthquakes in the deep rock, with a theoretical foundation of such problems by the propagation of Love waves, and the solution of such basic problems as the response of an elastic half space to point loads, line loads, strip loads and moving loads. - Includes detailed derivations of solutions - Includes listings of main parts of computer programs - Computer programs are available from the website - Includes dynamics of porous media Audience: Students and staff in soil dynamics at civil engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering departments.