Soil Behavior from Unconventional Loading Conditionsby Kamal Tawfiq, FAMU/FSU Coll of Engineering, Tallahassee, United States,
Abstract: Random and sinusoidal loading conditions were used in this study to determine the soil moduli and the damping ratios of cohesive soil samples. Test results showed some differences between the dynamic properties obtained from the conventional sinusoidal loading and those obtained from the random loading. Based on the obtained results, equations were suggested to overcome the variations in the dynamic soil properties.
Subject Headings: Soil modulus | Load tests | Load factors | Dynamic properties | Dynamic loads | Soil dynamics | Soil water
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