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Title: Parameter studies of MIXED COMPANY : influence of constitutive properties on ground motion calculations
Authors: Weidlinger Associates
United States. Defense Nuclear Agency
Sandler, Ivan S.
Keywords: Constitutive properties
Ground motion
Rock layers
Rock mechanics
Soil mechanics
Shock waves
Earth movements
Publisher: Soils and Pavements Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Contract Report
Abstract: A parameter study was performed to determine the effects of changes in constitutive properties on the results of calculations of MIXED COMPANY Event III. It was found that stiffening the underlying rock layers (by means of the assumption of elastic behavior) led to substantially improved agreement between the computational results and field measurements, particularly in the outrunning region. Several explanations are discussed and recent experimental work relevant to the in situ behavior of the rock layers is discussed.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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