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Prediction of low level vibration induced settlement

Authors: Kim, Dong-Soo
Drabkin, Sergey
Rokhvarger, Anatoly
Laefer, Debra F.
Keywords: vibration;shake table;settlement;geotechnical engineering
Issue Date: 18-Jun-1994
Publisher: ASCE
Citation: Kim, D., Drabkin, S., Rokhvarger, A. & Laefer, D. (1994). Prediction of Low Level Vibration Induced Settlement. Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments. ed. Yeung, A., Felio, G., ASCE, GSP 40, 806-17.
Abstract: A prediction model of vibration induced settlement was developed for small to intermediate vibration levels (0.25-1.78 cm/s). Seven factors affecting vibration induced settlement such as vibration amplitude, deviatoric stress, confining pressure, soil gradation, duration of vibration, relative density, and moisture content were considered. A special vibratory frame was designed to shake a soil sample within a triaxial cell. An experimental program was devised using a multi-factorial experimental design method, which allowed the investigation of many factors influencing settlement using a relatively small number of experiments. The settlements from the case histories matched the settlements calculated from the model. This demonstrated the potential usefulness of a mathematical model for the evaluation and prediction of the vibration induced, in-situ settlement of sands.
Rights: Copyright 1994 the American Society of Civil Engineers. All rights reserved.
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