By Arnold Verruijt

This ebook provides the elemental ideas of soil dynamics, and various ideas of useful curiosity for geotechnical engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Emphasis is on analytical recommendations, frequently together with the total derivation of the answer, and giving the most elements of laptop courses that may be used to calculate numerical information. Reference can be made to an internet site from which entire machine courses will be downloaded. Soil behaviour is mostly assumed to be linear elastic, yet in lots of instances the impact of viscous damping or hysteretic damping, because of plastic deformations, can be thought of.

Special good points are: the research of wave propagation in saturated compressible porous media, approximate research of the new release of Rayleigh waves, the research of the reaction of soil layers to earthquakes within the deep rock, with a theoretical starting place of such difficulties by way of the propagation of affection waves, and the answer of such uncomplicated difficulties because the reaction of an elastic part area to indicate rather a lot, line a lot, strip rather a lot and relocating loads.

- contains particular derivations of solutions

- comprises listings of major components of desktop programs

- laptop courses can be found from the web site http://geo.verruijt.net

- comprises dynamics of porous media

*Audience: *Students and employees in soil dynamics at civil engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering departments.

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2), L2 ≈ 400 m. 7) The thickness of the layers of soft soil above the base rock often is in the range of h = 10 m–40 m. This means that the wave length L2 is an order of magnitude larger than the thickness h, see for instance Fig. 2, in which the wave length is 10 times the thickness of the layer. This means that over a reasonably large horizontal distance the displacement at the bottom of the soil is the same. This justifies the assumption that in the soil the wave is one-dimensional, in vertical direction.

Fig. 99). It should then be known how the friction force depends upon variables such as the local displacement and the local velocity. A simple model is to assume that the friction is proportional to the velocity, always acting in the direction opposite to the velocity. The program FRICTION can perform these calculations. The main function of this program is reproduced below, for the case of a single sinusoidal wave applied at the top of the pile. void Calculate(void) { int j; if (T>TT) S[0]=0;else S[0]=(F/AREA)*sin(PI*T/TT); for (j=1;j<=N;j++) V[j]+=(S[j]-S[j-1]-FR*DX*CIRC*V[j])/(RHO*AREA*C); for (j=1;j<=N;j++) W[j]+=V[j]*DT; for (j=1;j

76). Chapter 2 Waves in Piles In this chapter the problem of the propagation of compression waves in piles is studied. This problem is of importance when considering the behaviour of a foundation pile and the soil during pile driving, and under dynamic loading, such as the behaviour of a pile in the foundation of a railway bridge. Because of the onedimensional character of the problem, and the simple shape of the pile, usually having a constant cross section and a long length, this is one of the simplest problems of wave propagation in a mathematical sense, and therefore it may be used to illustrate some of the main characteristics of engineering dynamics.