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