Accession Number : AD0256246

Title :   STRESS-STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF FINE GRAINED SOILS

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM N C

Personal Author(s) : GARDNER,W.H. JR.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Some results of constant rate of deformation, creep under constant effective normal stress, and relaxation triaxial tests are described. All tests were made on saturated remolded samples of clay. On the basis of these results and results by others described in the references, a tentative rheological model that is in qualitative agreement with the results is proposed. The proposed model is a first approximation to a more accurate model and is meant to serve as a useful means of visualizing stress-strain behavior of soils. The model described in this report does not take into account the dilatant and thixotropic properties of soils. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOILS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, CREEP, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE