Accession Number : AD0419445

Title :   THE RESPONSE OF SOILS TO DYNAMIC LOADINGS. THE DYNAMIC PASSIVE PRESSURE PROBLEM FOR SAND,

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Kerr,William C.

Report Date : MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The dynamic counterpart of the passive earth pressure problem was investigated (in a prelimi nary way) both experimentally and theoretically. The experiments revehat the pattern of sand movements is quite different for static and for very rapid loadings. With rapid loadings, a 'crater' is excavated behind the wall, presuma bly as the result of 'spalling' of the cohesion less surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SAND, DEFORMATION), MOTION, PRESSURE, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE