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An Introduction to Soil Dynamics

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  • Detailed derivations of solutions

  • Listings of main parts of computer programs

  • Computer programs available on website

  • Includes dynamics of porous media

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media (TATP, volume 24)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Vibrating Systems

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 1-16
  3. Waves in Piles

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 17-43
  4. Earthquakes in Soft Layers

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 45-63
  5. Theory of Consolidation

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 65-90
  6. Dynamics of Porous Media

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 91-112
  7. Cylindrical Waves

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 113-135
  8. Spherical Waves

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 137-155
  9. Elastostatics of a Half Space

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 157-186
  10. Elastodynamics of a Half Space

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 187-199
  11. Confined Elastodynamics

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 201-224
  12. Line Load on Elastic Half Space

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 225-290
  13. Strip Load on Elastic Half Space

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 291-343
  14. Point Load on an Elastic Half Space

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 345-360
  15. Moving Loads on an Elastic Half Plane

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 361-383
  16. Foundation Vibrations

    • Arnold Verruijt
    Pages 385-394
  17. Back Matter

    Pages 395-433

About this book

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.

- Includes detailed derivations of solutions
- Includes listings of main parts of computer programs
- Computer programs are available from the website http://geo.verruijt.net
- Includes dynamics of porous media

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

 

Keywords

  • Foundation vibrations
  • Geophysics
  • Ground response to earthquakes
  • Rayleigh waves
  • Soil dynamics
  • Textbook
  • Wave propagation
  • soil

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From the reviews:

 “Verruijt (Delft Univ. of Technology, Netherlands) begins this 15-chapter work by discussing the basic properties of dynamic systems including various forms of damping, defined using an elementary system of mass linear spring and damper. … The author … focuses on the basics of dynamic problems in elastic continua for different types of waves, and provides solutions for more difficult mixed boundary values. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty.” (R. P. Khera, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), August, 2010)

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Softcover Book
USD 59.99
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