Soil-Structure Interaction at the Waterfront

by J. M. Ferritto, US Naval Civil Engineering Lab, Port, Hueneme, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamic Response of Structures


In 1981 the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) undertook a review of available material models. Comparison was made between test data and model predictions. Based on this study, it was concluded that the material model under development at Princeton University was able to predict the behavior of cohesive and cohesionless materials. The Princeton University Soil Model represents soil as a two-component system: the soil skeleton and the pore fluid. The hysteretic stress-strain behavior of the soil skeleton is modeled by using an effective-stress elastic-plastic model. The model is applicable to general three-dimensional stress-strain conditions, but its parameters can be derived entirely from the results of conventional triaxial soil tests.

Subject Headings: Material properties | Soil analysis | Soil liquefaction | Soil structures | Soil-structure interaction | Soil stress | Three-dimensional models | Colleges and universities

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