STRUCTURE AS A SENSOR OF LOADS OF INTERACTION

The method of analysis proposed and executed in this paper is based on the concept that the true loads on the interacting structure are deducible from a knowledge of the deformations, information attainable by instrumentation. The structure is the sensor of interacting loads. A posteriori study of structures interacting with soil/rock media will provide a measure of efficiency of current design and construction techniques. Improvements in same will lead to improved performance and reduced costs. The process for the deduction of any general load (normal, tangential; symmetric, antisymmetric) from an analysis of the two-dimensional displacements of a plane strain structure is described. Examples of applications to circular and horseshoe cross-sections are included. Refs.

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  • Pagination: p. 17-24

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  • Accession Number: 00178109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM