Report No.: CCEER-93-9

Title: MOVLOAD: A Program to Determine the Behavior of Nonlinear Horizontally Layered Medium Under Moving Load

Authors: Zia Zafir and Raj Siddharthan

Date: August 1993

Performing Organization:
Department of Civil Engineering/258
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557


A continuum based analytical solution based on the Fourier expansion of the applied load is presented to study the behavior of horizontally layered medium under moving loads. The layers can be linear or nonlinear, and both finite and infinite thicknesses can be considered. The effects of inertia and the damping of the medium are also taken into account. The applied load can be any shape. The layers can be either dry or saturated. The water table can be located at any location desired. An extensive description of the theoretical formulation of the problem above is presented in Section 6 (Abstract by authors).