Flexible Plates for Control of Stress Distributionby Nenad Gucunski, Rutgers Univ, United States,
Abstract: Use of a flexible plate in minimization of soil reaction concentrations at the edge was analyzed. The analysis utilizes a solution for vertical vibrations of the circular flexible plate on the surface of an elastic layered half-space. The results indicate that soil reaction concentrations can be minimized in three ways: proper selection of the stiffness ratio of the plate, shape of the plate and position of loading.
Subject Headings: Plates | Stress distribution | Soil analysis | Elastic analysis | Vertical loads | Soil stress | Vibration | Layered systems
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