Soil Indentation by Translating Flanged Plate

by Jack L. Dais, Asst. Prof.; Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 4, Pg. 1057-1070

Document Type: Journal Paper


Under the idealization that soil is a weightless, isotropic, frictional material with cohesion, the two-dimensional problem of quasistatic soil indentation by a translating grouser plate is solved. This problem can be stated in two distinct ways: (1) given the plate translation direction, determine the magnitude and direction of the plate collapse load and (2) given the collapse load direction, determine the collapse load magnitude and the plate translation direction. The results are presented in graphical form. Only the class of problems with the collapse load inclined downwardly and the plate translation direction inclined forwardly is considered.

Subject Headings: Failure loads | Structural failures | Flanges | Plates | Cohesive soils | Isotropy | Friction | Graphic methods

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