This report presents a survey of the technical background for the development of a stress-strain relation for granular soils subjected to earthquake loading. A literature review and technical discussion are presented on: analytical models developed for earthquake response simulation; stress-strain behavior and nonlinear models for earthquake loading; soil as a particulate medium, including probabilistic aspects; and the theory of idealized granular soils (i.e., soils represented by arroys of elastic, rough spheres). On the basis of this study, it is concluded that a particulate mechanics approach to the development of the desired stress-strain relation is necessary. This should use the theory of idealized granular soils as a basic tool and should include the probabilistic aspects of the problem. /Author/

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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 110 Eighth Street
    Troy, NY  United States  12180
  • Authors:
    • DOBRY, R
    • Athanasiou-grivas, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 85 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00188193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 78-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM