1.331 Advanced Soil Dynamics


Class Info

Review of linear vibration theory for single- and multiple degree-of-freedom systems and for continuous systems. Propagation of waves in soils; soil amplification in vertically inhomogeneous media, including iterative method for inelastic media. Dynamic stiffness of foundations, vibration of machine foundations, effective motion of foundations for earthquake waves, inertial soil-structure interaction. Absorbing boundaries. Inelastic behavior of soils, non-linear response of soils under dynamic loads. Sliding block analysis, dynamic slope stability, liquefaction.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.331 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by E. Kausel.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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