ANALYSIS OF EMBANKMENT STRESSES AND DEFORMATIONS

THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IS APPLIED TO THE EVALUATION OF EMBANKMENT STRESSES AND DEFORMATIONS. CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE DEFORMATIONS DEVELOPED IN EARTH EMBANKMENTS, AND IN INCREMENTAL CONSTRUCTION VERSION OF THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD IS DESCRIBED WHICH ACCURATELY ACCOUNTS FOR THIS EFFECT. CALCULATIONS DEMONSTRATE THE INFLUENCE OF BASIC PARAMETERS SUCH AS MATERIAL PROPERTIES, SIZE, GEOMETRY ON THE STRESSES AND DEFORMATIONS DEVELOPED IN EMBANKMENTS, AND THE EFFECT OF FOUNDATION FLEXIBILITY ON THE EMBANKMENT. BECAUSE THE EARTH USED IN EMBANKMENTS IS NOT AN IDEAL ELASTIC MATERIAL, THE FINITE ELEMENT PROGRAM WAS MODIFIED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT MORE REALISTIC STRESS-STRAIN RELATIONSHIPS. THE SOIL CONSTITUTIVE RELATIONS WERE EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF THE BULK MODULUS AND THE DEFORMATION MODULUS, AND IT WAS ASSUMED THAT ONLY THE DEFORMATION MODULUS WOULD VARY WITH STRAIN. RESULTS OF AN ANALYSIS OF OTTER BROOK DAM, USING NONLINEAR PROPERTIES DEFINED BY TESTS OF THE DAM MATERIALS, WERE FOUND TO BE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH FIELD OBSERVATIONS OF DEFORMATIONS IN THIS STRUCTURE. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 93,no SM4,PP 529-549,16 FIG,1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Clough, R W
    • WOODWARD, R J
  • Publication Date: 1967-7

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  • Accession Number: 00234135
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Sep 5 1994 12:00AM