APPLICATION OF THE INITIAL STRESS METHOD TO SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTION

A general method is presented for the analysis of soil-structure interaction problems using the initial stress finite element approach. The soil and structure will be treated as separate bodies related only by nodal forces at the soil-structure interface. Provision is made for plastic failure of both soil and structure, shear failure at the interface, and breakaway of the structure from the soil. The significance of these features is illustrated by considering a number of examples. (Author) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • Rowe, R K
    • BOOKER, J R
    • Balaam, N P
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resh Rept No R294 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1977 12:00AM