Replica Modeling in Soil Dynamics

by Peter S. Westine,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 6, Pg. 169-188

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Comparisons between the displacement experienced by 1/5 scale models and prototypes for a series of drop tests under controlled conditions and a series of artillery foundation tests in the field demonstrate the importance of modeling soil layering and compaction in granular soils. Only by simulating soil compaction does correlation occur in sand and remolded clays. Replica model and prototype results relate reasonably to preconsolidated clays.

Subject Headings: Soil dynamics | Compacted soils | Dynamic models | Model tests | Granular soils | Scale models | Field tests | Soil properties | Soil tests

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