Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Forced vibration test were conducted on concrete blocks for a power project in north-western Rajasthan (India). The site is in the Thar desert and has meta-stable aeolian sand deposits. At shallow depth, the amplitude versus frequency curves shows two peaks, suggesting that the soil structure was probably collapsing and settling under the dynamic load. Tests conducted on the deeper, relatively more stable soils confirm a good response to dynamic loads. The instability under static loading conditions is also highlighted and correlated to the dune morphology.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

Share

COinS
 
Mar 26th, 12:00 AM Mar 31st, 12:00 AM

Behavior of Dune Sands of the Thar Desert Under Dynamic Loading

San Diego, California

Forced vibration test were conducted on concrete blocks for a power project in north-western Rajasthan (India). The site is in the Thar desert and has meta-stable aeolian sand deposits. At shallow depth, the amplitude versus frequency curves shows two peaks, suggesting that the soil structure was probably collapsing and settling under the dynamic load. Tests conducted on the deeper, relatively more stable soils confirm a good response to dynamic loads. The instability under static loading conditions is also highlighted and correlated to the dune morphology.