STRESSES DUE TO STRIP LOADS ON INCOMPRESSIBLE SOIL

IT IS OFTEN NECESSARY TO DETERMINE THE STRESSES IN A SATURATED SOIL MASS THAT IS INCOMPRESSIBLE WHEN NO DRAINAGE OF THE PORE WATER IS POSSIBLE. IN PARTICULAR, THE STRESS DISTRIBUTION WITHIN A SATURATED CLAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER LOAD APPLICATION MUST ALWAYS BE OBTAINED ON THE BASIS OF INITIAL INCOMPRESSIBLITY DUE TO THE VERY LOW PERMEABILITY OF THE CLAY. SEVERAL REFORMULATIONS OF THE ELASTIC FIELD EQUATIONS HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED TO MAKE THEM ADMISSIBLE FOR ALL VALUES OF POISSON'S RATIO. AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION PROCEDURE, BASED ON PREVIOUS THEORETICAL RESULTS AND INCORPORATING APPLICATION OF THE FINITE-ELEMENT METHOD TO FIELD PROBLEMS, IS PRESENTED HERE.

  • Authors:
    • CHOWDHURY, R N
    • King, G J
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 00236499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No Sm 12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM