Earth Motion Beneath a Prescribed Boundary Displacement

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R. C. Geldmacher, J. W. Dunkin, R. L. Anderson

Division of Engineering Sciences, Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.

J. Appl. Mech 27(1), 120-124 (Mar 01, 1960) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3643885 History: Received February 03, 1958; Online September 16, 2011


Earth deflections beneath a prescribed boundary displacement were obtained theoretically and experimentally. The problem was stated in terms of a two-dimensional model and an attempt was made to design a corresponding experiment. Relative deflections between the surface of the earth and points of increasing depths within the earth were measured. The maximum depth was 42 ft 7 in, below the earth’s surface. Theoretical and experimental results were compared.

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