By Arnold Verruijt

This booklet offers the fundamental ideas of soil dynamics, and various options of useful curiosity for geotechnical engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Emphasis is on analytical options, frequently together with the complete derivation of the answer, and giving the most components of computing device courses that may be used to calculate numerical info. Reference can also be made to an internet site from which entire computing device courses will be downloaded. Soil behaviour is mostly assumed to be linear elastic, yet in lots of instances the impression of viscous damping or hysteretic damping, because of plastic deformations, is additionally thought of.

Special beneficial properties 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 beginning of such difficulties through the propagation of affection waves, and the answer of such simple difficulties because the reaction of an elastic part area to indicate a lot, line a lot, strip quite a bit and relocating loads.

- contains precise derivations of solutions

- contains listings of major components of laptop programs

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

- contains dynamics of porous media

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

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91) The first term in the right hand side is the spring constant in the absence of friction, when the elasticity is derived from the deformation of the pile only. 89). It should be noted that for values of ωH /c > 1 the parameter α becomes imaginary, say α = iβ, where now β= ω2 H 2 /c2 − 1. 92) The spring constant can then be written more conveniently as ωH /c > 1 : K = EA βL/H . 93) This formula implies that for certain values of ωH /c the spring constant will be zero, indicating resonance. These values correspond to the eigen values of the system.

As soon as the incident wave hits the interface a reflected wave is generated, and a wave is transmitted into the second part of the pile. 5 times the original wave, and it travels a factor 3 slower. 5 times those in the original wave. The stresses in the two parts of the pile are shown in graphical form in Fig. 9. 66). 79) 32 2 Waves in Piles Fig. 66), involves factors ρc, and signs of the terms different from those in the expressions for the velocity. In the case considered here, where the first part of the pile is 9 times stiffer than the rest of the pile, it appears that the reflected wave leads to stresses of the opposite sign in the first part.

15 Block wave in pile, with friction Problems 43 large number of time steps the magnitude of the stresses is indeed decreased by the effect of the friction. It may be mentioned that the program becomes unstable if the friction constant is taken too large, or if the initial wave is discontinuous, as in the case of a block wave. These unwanted effects can be eliminated by using a more sophisticated numerical method, such as the finite element method, see for instance Brinkgreve and Vermeer (2002).