ANALYSIS OF STRESS DISTRIBUTION BENEATH EMBANKMENTS

A mathematical analysis adapted to computer calculation is used to calculate stresses and displacements for complicated soil movements and for a large class of boundary conditions. Vertical stresses are found to be insensitive to variation in material properties and some boundary conditions, but marked changes in horizontal stresses suggest that elastic theory may be inaccurate. Additional work is suggested, to include further computer runs on a systematic basis, some improvements in the programs, and an extension of the work to study consolidation (the time-dependent dissipation of pore pressures), which is a major unsolved theoretical problem. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Northeast Corridor Transportation Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Soil Mechanics Division
    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Lambe, T W
    • Hirschfeld, R C
    • Christian, J T
  • Publication Date: 1966-11-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R66-53 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-85-65t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM