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dc.contributor.authorSeay, Patricia Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:51:12Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:51:12Z
dc.date.issued1998-04-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-31498-131543en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36592
dc.description.abstractThe three-dimensional behavior of geotextile tubes is studied using finite element modeling. Two initial shapes are investigated, one with a flat length-to-width ratio of 2:1 and the other with a flat length-to-width ratio of 5:1. The tubes are modeled resting on elastic foundations. For each initial shape, the elastic foundation is modeled using two different stiffnesses; one allows a minimum amount of "sinking" into the foundation and the other allows a considerable amount. The weight of the geotextile is included. Hydrostatic pressure is applied internally to each initially flat tube to model the pumped slurry. The shape of the tube is studied along with the contact region between the tube and its foundation, the stresses which develop in the geotextile along the planes of symmetry, and the relationship between the height of the tube and the amount of applied hydrostatic pressure.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectgeotextile tubesen_US
dc.subjectfinite element analysisen_US
dc.subjectsandbagen_US
dc.subjectflood controlen_US
dc.subjectdikeen_US
dc.titleFinite Element Analysis of Geotextile Tubesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCivil Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPlaut, Raymond H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRojiani, Kamal B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHolzer, Siegfried M.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-31498-131543/en_US
dc.date.sdate1998-04-09en_US
dc.date.rdate1999-04-15
dc.date.adate1998-04-15en_US


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