Accession Number : AD0474143

Title :   STUDY OF THE DYNAMIC STRESS-STRAIN AND WAVE-PROPAGATION CHARACTERISTICS OF SOILS. REPORT 3. MEASUREMENTS OF STRESS - STRAIN, PEAK PARTICLE VELOCITY, AND WAVE-PROPAGATION VELOCITY IN THREE SANDS,

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.

Corporate Author : UNITED RESEARCH SERVICES CORP BURLINGAME CA

Personal Author(s) : Durbin, W. L.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : This report describes three types of constrained compression tests, and results thereof, on dry sands. In most tests, lateral confinement was provided by a ring boundary that inhibits radial displacements while offering little resistance to axial strains. In addition, comparisons are made between results of tests in this boundary and those in the United Research Service fluid boundary. Stress-time and displacement-time records obtained from interior points along the column, indicating shocking-up, are included. Predicted peak particle velocities and shock-wave propagation velocities based on the stress-strain data are presented and compared with measured values. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOIL MECHANICS, SAND), (*SAND, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, STRESSES, STRAIN(MECHANICS), PARTICLES, VELOCITY, SHOCK WAVES, PROPAGATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, TEST METHODS, LOADS(FORCES), TIME, MEASUREMENT, WAVE PROPAGATION.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE