Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Development and assessment of transparent soil and particle image velocimetry in dynamic soil-structure interaction

Author

Honghua Zhao

Abstract

"This research combines Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and transparent soil to investigate the dynamic rigid block and soil interaction. In order to get a low viscosity pore fluid for the transparent soil, 12 different types of chemical solvents were tested and the two best-matching pore fluids were identified. Transparent soil was adopted in the research as a substitute for natural sand. To examine the dynamic properties of transparent soil, a series of resonant column tests were carried out on dry silica gel under different confining pressures. The test results showed that transparent soil has a similar dynamic behavior as natural soil under low confining pressure. Hence, transparent soil can be used as an effective substitute for natural soil in the shake table test, in which the confining pressure is usually lower than 400 kPa"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Ge, Yu-Ning (Louis)

Committee Member(s)

Luna, Ronaldo
Rogers, J. David
Petry, Thomas M.
Stephenson, Richard Wesley
Chen, Genda

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Pagination

xiii, 136 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 130-135).

Rights

© 2007 Honghua Zhao, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Particle image velocimetry
Soil dynamics -- Testing
Soil mechanics
Soil-structure interaction

Thesis Number

T 9195

Print OCLC #

181101626

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b6128662~S5

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