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ISRN Mechanical Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 186204, 10 pages
Research Article

Analysis of Transient Dynamic Behaviour of Spherical Cavity in Viscoelastic Soil Medium

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, India

Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 27 November 2012

Academic Editors: Y.-H. Lin and W. O. Wong

Copyright © 2013 J. P. Dwivedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Stress, displacement, and pore pressure of a partially sealed spherical cavity in viscoelastic soil condition have been obtained in Laplace transform domain. Solutions of axisymmetric surface load and fluid pressure are derived.