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dc.contributor.advisorAubeny, Charles P.en_US
dc.creatorShi, Hanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-01T15:45:42Z
dc.date.available2005-11-01T15:45:42Z
dc.date.created2005-08en_US
dc.date.issued2005-11-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/2555
dc.description.abstractThere are two aspects in this study: cylinder penetrations and XBP (Expendable Bottom Penetrometer) interpretations. The cylinder studies firstly investigate the relationship between the soil resisting force and penetration depth by a series of rateindependent finite element analyses of pre-embedded penetration depths, and validate the results by upper and lower bound solutions from classical plasticity theory. Furthermore, strain rate effects are modeled by finite element simulations within a framework of rate-dependent plasticity. With all forces acting on the cylinder estimated, penetration depths are predicted from simple equations of motion for a single particle. Comparisons to experimental results show reasonable agreement between model predictions and measurements. The XBP studies follow the same methodology in investigating the soil shearing resistance as a function of penetration depth and velocity by finite element analyses. With the measurements of time decelerations during penetration of the XBP, sediment shear strength profile is inferred from a single particle kinetic model. The predictions compare favorably with experimental measurements by vane shear tests.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectcylinder penetrationen_US
dc.subjectstrength characterizationen_US
dc.subjectstrain rateen_US
dc.titleNumerical simulations and predictive models of undrained penetration in soft soilsen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHogan, Harry A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMurff, James D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReddy, J. N.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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