Research Activities: 2004

Field Testing of Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction under Explosive Load



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Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla

Principal Investigator

Louis Ge
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri-Rolla
128 Butler-Carlton Hall, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Rolla , Missouri, 65401

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f(573) 341-4729

Student Involvement

One PhD student


Project Objectives

Investigate and assess soil liquefaction and dynamic soil-structure interaction under extreme loads.


Project Abstract

The study comprises the following parts: (1) Site Characterization; (2) Explosive Wave Propagation in Soils; (3) Blast-Induced Liquefaction; (4) Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction.


Anticipated Benefits

Provide information about: (1) infrastructure response under explosive load; (2) mechanism of blast-induced ; (3) liquefaction; (4) calibration of numerical simulation and analysis


Modal Orientation

Infrastructure Assessment


Project Start Date:
September 1, 2005
Project End Date:October 31, 2006

Relationship to other Research/Projects

Soil Liquefaction


Technology Transfer Activities

Final Report, Conference and Journal Publications


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