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Title: A finite element analysis of soil structure interactions during consolidation
Author: Tran, D. V.
Awarding Body: Swansea University
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1988
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The importance of soil-structure interaction has been recognised for a long time, in fact since the early stage of modern soil mechanics. However, conventional designs of many superstructures still pay little attention to the true coupled nature of soil-structure interaction. Superstructures such as frames, buildings are normally analysed considering the bases to be either completely rigid or hinged. Flexible bulkheads, raft foundations and tunnels are often designed as if they are rigid; pore water pressures generated by various forms of . loading or unloading of the soils are computed using uncoupled Terzaghi theory and in many cases, the effects of rigidity of the superstructures are ignored.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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