Accession Number : AD0451507

Title :   IMPROVED ASSEMBLAGE FOR CONSOLIDATION TESTING OF SOILS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Dec 63,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nielsen,J. P. ; Smith,R. J.

Report Date : 02 NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An improved assemblage of equipment for consolidation testing such soils as clays and seafloor sediments is described. The equipment yields results of research quality and overcomes the disadvantages of cumbersomeness, frequency of inspection and maintenance, constant monitoring, and uncertainty which characterize conventional consolidation testing equipment. The assemblage consists of a small, portable load frame, a soil-compression sensor, a continuous chart recorder, and accessory electronic components. It provides a continuous, permanent record of sample compression. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLAY, TEST EQUIPMENT), SOILS, SEDIMENTATION, RELIABILITY, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, ACCEPTABILITY, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, MAINTENANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE