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# Bahir Dar University

Institute of Technology
Department of Civil Engineering
Postgraduate Program, (Geo-techniques Major)
Final Examination for

## Theory of Elasticity For Geotechnical Engineers

CEng: - 6209
Academic Year: 2014/15 A.Y. (2006 E.C.), 1stSemester Regular Program
Exam Code:
CEng-6209/TEFGE/FE/003/2006
Exam Date:
Mar. 12, 2014
Time allowed:
3.0 hrs.
Result summery /For
Total # of Questions:
5 (five)
instructor use only/
Q1

20pts

Name:

Q2

20pts

Id.No:
# of Pages Submitted:
Examiners Approval:

Q3
Q4
Q5

20pts
20pts
20pts

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## Instruction to the candidates

Attempt all questions. Start on a new page for answering
each major question
The examination is Open Book, Mobil phones, laptops
and programmable calculators are not allowed into the
examination hall.
Read carefully and follow strictly all the instructions
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Total

100pts

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## Candidates should attempt all questions briefly. Please provide complete

answers. Clarity and organization of the answer is important.
1. Solve the following problems.
(a) In the absence of body forces, show that the following stresses satisfy the
plane strain stress formulation relations.
x kxy, y kx,
z vkx[1 y ]

1
2
(b) Show that for the case of plane stress, in the absence of body forces, the
equations of equilibrium may be expressed in terms of displacements u
and v as follows:
2u 2u 1 v u v

0
x 2 y 2 1 v x x y

xy ky 2 , xz yz 0, k constant

2 v 2 v 1 v u v

0
x 2 y 2 1 v y x y

## 2. A simply supported disk (length L, height h, thickness t) is subjected to a

constant load q per unit length as shown Fig.1-l. we consider the following
power series assumption for the Airy stress function:

Axy Bx 2 Cy 3 Dx 2 y Ex 2 y 3 Fy 5
Where: A, B, C , D, E and F are constants. Determine:
(a) The requirement on the constants so that the proposed Airy stress function
solves the problem given.
(b) Determine the stresses in the disk from the stress function.
(c) Check that the equilibrium at large is fulfilled.
(d) Calculate the displacement distribution of the disk.

## Fig.1-l. Simply supported rectangular disk under constant load q.

3. Show that the stress function given below solves the problem of the linearly
increasing vertical loading on a semi-infinite strip indicated in Fig.1-2., the
linearly increasing pressure load extending indefinitely to the left.

p 1 3
y 1 3
1 2
2
2
2
x xy arctan y log x y x y

2 3
x 3
3

## Fig.1-2 [For problem No. 3]

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4. Show how the distribution of stresses due to embankment load indicated in Fig.1.3
may be obtained by superposition from the loading of type indicated in Fig 1.2.

## 5. Assuming a 5-m-high highway embankment is to be constructed like the

geometry shown in Fig. 1.3. If the unit weight of compacted embankment (fill)
soil is 18.5 kN/m3, calculate the vertical stress due solely to the embankment
at the following points in
space: A(3 m, 2.5 m) and B(0 m, 2.5 m) using
1 4m and 2 10m.

## End of Exam, No Further Questions.

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