AN ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR OCEAN WAVE-SOIL-CAISSON INTERACTION

Yau-Tang Tsai, William G. McDougal, Charles K. Sollitt

Abstract


An analytical model is developed to predict the soil responses induced by waves and caisson motion. The caisson is founded on a rubble bedding layer overlying a soil of finite depth. The responses are modeled by the Blot consolidation equations. Two approximations are employed to reduce mathematical difficulties: 1) a boundary layer approximation^ to decouple pore pressure and soil motion in the Blot equations and 2) a contact solution approximation for a thin elastic layer to address mixed-type boundary-value problems.

Keywords


wave-soil-caisson interaction; analytical model

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