Masters Theses

Title

Dynamic characteristics of granular materials under horizontal shaking

Abstract

"This thesis investigates the dynamic characteristics of a granular material subjected to horizontal shaking. Motion was induced in a single-particle thick layer of material contained within a Plexiglas box using a small shake table, and data was recorded onto digital video. Variables considered included the frequency and amplitude of the shaking as well as the initial static depth of the granular layer. Analysis of the moving component involved determining the characteristics that cause motion, evaluating changes in the moving layer, and establishing the amount of compaction the particles experience. It was determined that both the amplitude and frequency affect the onset of particle motion, rate of increase in moving particles, and amount of decompaction. The initial layer depth does not affect the conditions at the onset of particle motion, but the results are inconclusive as to whether or not it influences the amount of decompaction"--Abstract, leaf iii.

Advisor(s)

Chen, Genda

Committee Member(s)

Luna, Ronaldo
Maerz, Norbert H.
Mendoza, Cesar

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Pagination

x, 76 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 17).

Rights

© 2007 Lori A. Kindervater, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Damping (Mechanics)
Earthquake hazard analysis
Granular materials
Soils -- Vibration

Thesis Number

T 9148

Print OCLC #

173486292

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5999111~S5

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