A theoretical study of the steady-state response of a saturated poroelastic soil column during compressional and rotational harmonic vibrations is presented. Hydraulic damping due to Biot flow is evaluated for top-drained and double-drained boundary conditions and for compressional and rotational motions using the theory of a damped single-degree-of-freedom system. For compressional motions, the dynamic response of gravels and sands is highly influenced by the compressibility of the pore fluid. More hydraulic damping occurs as soil hydraulic conductivity increases and as the column boundary conditions change from top drained to double drained. On the other hand, hydraulic damping for rotational motions is significantly less than that for compressional motions and is dependent on a dimensionless hydraulic conductivity parameter Ks. For Ks within the range of 10-3-100, hydraulic damping may have an important contribution to total soil damping, especially at small strain levels.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Engineering Mechanics
|Published - Aug 2006
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering