By Arnold Verruijt

This ebook provides the fundamental ideas of soil dynamics, and various options of sensible curiosity for geotechnical engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering. Emphasis is on analytical ideas, usually together with the entire derivation of the answer, and giving the most elements of desktop courses that may be used to calculate numerical information. Reference is usually made to an internet site from which entire desktop courses might be downloaded. Soil behaviour is generally assumed to be linear elastic, yet in lots of situations the impact of viscous damping or hysteretic damping, because of plastic deformations, can be thought of.

Special gains are: the research of wave propagation in saturated compressible porous media, approximate research of the iteration of Rayleigh waves, the research of the reaction of soil layers to earthquakes within the deep rock, with a theoretical starting place of such difficulties via the propagation of affection waves, and the answer of such simple difficulties because the reaction of an elastic part house to indicate a lot, line lots, strip rather a lot and relocating loads.

- comprises precise derivations of solutions

- contains listings of major elements of desktop programs

- laptop courses can be found from the web site http://geo.verruijt.net

- comprises dynamics of porous media

*Audience: *Students and employees in soil dynamics at civil engineering, geophysics and earthquake engineering departments.

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93) This formula implies that for certain values of ωH /c the spring constant will be zero, indicating resonance. These values correspond to the eigen values of the system. For certain other values the spring constant is infinitely large. For these values of the frequency the system appears to be very stiff. In such a case part of the pile is in compression and another part is in tension, such that the total strains from bottom to top just cancel. The value of the spring constant is shown, as a function of the frequency, in Fig.

In engineering practice the pile may be a concrete foundation pile, for which the order of magnitude of the wave velocity c is about 3000 m/s, and for which a normal length h is 20 m. In civil engineering practice the frequency ω is usually not very large, at least during normal loading. A relatively high frequency is say ω = 20 s−1 . 13, which is rather small, much smaller than all eigen frequencies (the smallest of which occurs 26 2 Waves in Piles for ωh/c = π/2). 46) may now be approximated by its argument, so that this expression reduces to ωh/c 1 : F0 ≈ EA w0 .

The solution of the problem is now sought in the form w = w0 + Z(z)T (t). 24) The basic assumption here is that solutions can be written as a product of two functions, a function Z(z), which depends upon z only, and another function T (t), which depends only on t. 21) gives 1 d 2Z 1 1 d 2T = . 25) The left hand side of this equation depends upon t only, the right hand side depends upon z only. Therefore the equation can be satisfied only if both sides are equal to a certain constant. This constant may be assumed to be negative or positive.