Soil Dynamics with Applications in Vibration and Earthquake Protection.pdf
For numerous geotechnical applications soil dynamics are of special importance. In seismic engineering this affects the stability of dams, slopes, foundations, retaining walls and tunnels, while vibrations due to traffic and construction equipment represent a significant aspect in environmental protection. Foundations for mechanical equipment and cyclically loaded offshore structures are also part of the spectrum of application. This book covers the basics of soil dynamics and building thereon the practical applications in vibration protection and seismic engineering.
Dr. Christos Vrettos is Professor of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. and a Dr.-lng degree from the University of Karlsruhe and a Habilitation from the Technical University of Berlin. He spent several years in construction industry and geotechnical consulting being involved in notable projects. His expertise covers soil dynamics, railroad track dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, numerical methods in geomechanics, deep foundations, unsaturated soils, and deep excavations. He is member of various international and national committees, and author of numerous publications.
Section I Soil Dynamics Fundamentals 1 Introduction 2 Vibrations of simple systems 3 Wave propagation in soils 4 Soil behaviour under cyclic loading 5 Measurement of dynamic soil properties 6 Dynamically loaded foundations Section II Vibration Protection 7 General and definitions 8 Assessment of vibration actions 9 Measurement of vibrations 10 Forecast of vibrations 11 Reduction of vibrations Section III Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 12 Characterisation of earthquakes 13 Prediction of earthquake ground motion 14 Methods for seismic site response analyses 15 Liquefaction and remedial measures 16 Response of geotechnical structures 17 Response of underground structures