AN APPROXIMATE METHOD FOR THE CALCULATION OF RUPTURE FIGURES IN CLAY

BY MEANS OF THE WORK EQUATION APPLIED TO STATES OF FAILURE IN CLAY IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEDUCE A SIMPLE METHOD BASED ON THE EXTREMUM PRINCIPLE FOR CALCULATING APPROXIMATE RUPTURE FIGURES. IN THE SIMPLEST CASES IT MAY BE USED ON SYSTEMS OF LINE RUPTURES, BUT MORE OR LESS COMPLICATED RUPTURE ZONES MAY ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE RUPTURE FIGURE. THE METHOD, WHICH INCLUDES THE SO-CALLED PHI = 0 ANALYSIS AS A SPECIAL CASE, MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO CALCULATE EVEN RATHER COMPLICATED PROBLEMS IN A SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD WAY. IT IS ALSO WELL SUITED TO PROGRAMMING ON A COMPUTER. IN THE PAPER THE METHOD IS DEVELOPED, AND ITS APPLICATION TO PRACTICAL CALCULATIONS SHOWN BY SOME EXAMPLES. /LCPC/RRL/A/

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  • Accession Number: 00234594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM