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On new approach to rheological modeling of an electrostatic ash and water - quadratic law
Primož Ternik, 2002, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: In the paper a new rheological model for an electrostatic ash and water mixture is proposed. The fundamental equation of the rheological model was used to determine the relationship between the shear stress and the shear rate as well as the equation of a velocity profile for the flow through a straight pipe. Experimental results obtained from a capillary viscometer were used as the basis to determine the parameters for the proposed model by the non-linear regression analysis. With the Quadratic law a numerical analysis of a mixture flow through a capillary pipe with the finite volume method was performed. The derived equations for the velocity profile, shear stress and shear rate were validated through a comparison of numerically obtained and theoretical results. Finally, the compariosn between the Quadratic and the Power law is presented.
Keywords: fluid mechanics, non-Newtonian fluids, mixture of electrofilter ash and water, flow in pipes, capillary pipes, rheological model, velocity profile, shear stress, finite volume method, numerical analysis, quadratic law, power law, mehanika fluidov
Published: 01.06.2012; Views: 1424; Downloads: 15
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Determination of Vs30 for seismic ground classification in the Ljubljana area, Slovenia
Janez Rošer, Andrej Gosar, 2010, original scientific article

Abstract: The shear modulus, known as Gmax, is a key parameter for predicting the static and dynamic behavior of soils. Its value decreases by increasing the shear strain. This is because of reducing the soil’s stiffness as a result of increasing the shear deformation. The increasing of the shear modulus by increasing the shear strain is affected by some of the soil properties, such as the Void ratio (e), the Over consolidated ratio (OCR), the Normal stress (σ), the Plasticity index (PI), the Water content (ω%), the Shear strain rate, the Soil structure, and the Loading history, etc. In this paper, undrained, direct shear tests were conducted to study the effect of the plasticity index (PI) and the normal stress (σ) on the shear behavior and the shear modulus of remolded clays. The results show that the normalized shear modulus at a constant strain will generally increase as the σ and PI increase, and the common empirical equations for undisturbed soils at γ = 0~0.1 might be applicable for the disturbed soils too.
Keywords: microtremor survey methods, shear-wave velocity, seismic site effect, microzonation, Eurocode 8
Published: 11.06.2018; Views: 148; Downloads: 32
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Empirical correlation between the shear-wave velocity and the dynamic probing heavy test
Stjepan Strelec, Davor Stanko, Mario Gazdek, 2016, original scientific article

Abstract: Varaždin is located in the north-western part of Croatia in shallow quaternary alluvial sediments of the Drava River basin. Local site effects due to the alluvial soft sediments can play a crucial role in the amplification of seismic-wave ground motions. The shear-wave velocity (VS) is one of the most important parameters for determining dynamic soil properties and ground-response analyses. The seismic surface wave method (MASW) is the simplest and a very efficient way of measuring the shear-wave velocity in the field. The Dynamic Probing Heavy (DPH) test is suited to determining the soil strength and the soil deformation properties. However, there are a lack of correlations between the shear-wave velocity and the DPH tests (VS - NDPH) in the literature. In this paper we present empirical correlations between the shear-wave velocity VS and the soil penetration resistance NDPH with: a) raw (original) NDPH data: VS = 97.839·NDPH0.395, (R2 = 0.723); b) a groundwater correction NDPH data: VS = 92.998·NDPH0.363 (R2 = 0.815). From the measured DPH data, the shear-wave velocity (VS), the shear modulus (Go) and the Young’s modulus (Eo and Er) were estimated. Two different approaches (low vs. high strain) were compared, and the results were found to be in good agreement when the relative difference between the velocities is small and smooth. Dynamic probing tests are good for studying a discrete point of interest in a large field area based on preliminary seismic tests. The suggested correlation VS - NDPH can be used for a rough estimation of VS from NDPH (they are site-specific, and so not applicable worldwide). In this way valuable information about dynamic soil properties can be extracted for ground-response analyses and the study of local site effects.
Keywords: shear-wave velocity, MASW, DPH, empirical correlations, dynamic elastic moduli, dynamic soil properties
Published: 15.06.2018; Views: 434; Downloads: 20
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