Static and dynamic behaviour of soils: a rational approach to quantitative solutions. II. Semi-saturated problems

O. C. Zienkiewicz, Y. M. Xie, B. A. Schrefler, A. Ledesma, N. Bicanic

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Abstract

Negative pore pressures existing in semi-saturated conditions provide a substantial "cohesion' of the soil. This cohesion is of importance in the dynamic response of embankments and dams. The paper extends the formulation presented in part I to problems of semi-saturated behaviour with the assumption of free air ingress. An approximate reconstruction of the failure of the lower San Fernando dam during the 1971 earthquake is presented. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Royal Society of London, A
Pages311-321
Number of pages11
Volume429
Edition1877
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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