An Introduction to Soil Dynamics

This book presents the basic principles of soil dynamics, and a variety of solutions of practical interest for geotechnical engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Emphasis is on analytical solutions, often including the full derivation of the solution, and giving the main parts of computer programs that can be used to calculate numerical data. Reference is also made to a website from which complete computer programs can be downloaded. Soil behaviour is usually assumed to be linear elastic, but in many cases the effect of viscous damping or hysteretic damping, due to plastic deformations, is also considered. Special features are: the analysis of wave propagation in saturated compressible porous media, approximate analysis of the generation of Rayleigh waves, the analysis of the response of soil layers to earthquakes in the deep rock, with a theoretical foundation of such problems by the propagation of Love waves, and the solution of such basic problems as the response of an elastic half space to point loads, line loads, strip loads and moving loads. A CD accompanies this book containing programs for waves in piles, propagation of earthquakes in soils, waves in a half space generated by a line load, a point load, a strip load or a moving load, and the propagation of a shock wave in a saturated elastic porous material. The book contains the source code for the main functions of these programs.

Table of Contents
1 Vibrating Systems 1
2 Waves in Piles 17
3 Earthquakes in Soft Layers 45
4 Theory of Consolidation 65
5 Dynamics of Porous Media 91
6 Cylindrical Waves 113
7 Spherical Waves 137
8 Elastostatics of a Half Space 157
9 Elastodynamics of a Half Space 187
10 Confined Elastodynamics 201
11 Line Load on Elastic Half Space 225
12 Strip Load on Elastic Half Space 291
13 Point Load on an Elastic Half Space 345
14 Moving Loads on an Elastic Half Plane 361
15 Foundation Vibrations 385
Appendix A Integral Transforms 395
Appendix B Dual Integral Equations 417
Appendix C Bateman-Pekerls Theorem 423
References 423
Author Index 427
Index 431

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Springer (January 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9048134404
  • ISBN-13: 978-9048134403
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