Accession Number : AD0284491

Title :   SHEARING RESISTANCE OF SANDS DURING RAPID LOADINGS

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : WHITMAN,ROBERT V. ; HEALY,KENT A.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : New experimental and theoretical results concerning the behavior of saturated sands when sheared very rapidly are presented. Included are: (1) a review of previously-existing data regarding strain-rate effects in dry sands, (2) an analysis of the errors and uncertai ties which can dev lop when testing ry and saturated sands in rapid triaxial compression, (3) new data concerning a saturated, coarse sand, nd (4) a discussion of the possible implications of the sum o al of the new an old dat . (Author)

Descriptors :   *IMPACT SHOCK, *LOAD DISTRIBUTION, *SAND, *SHEAR STRESSES, LOADING, SOILS, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE