Accession Number : AD0640753

Title :   THE RESPONSE OF SOILS TO DYNAMIC LOADINGS, REPORT NO. 25: MISCELLANEOUS STUDIES OF THE FORMATION OF WAVE FRONTS IN SAND.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Whitman,Robert V.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This report contains: (1) Data concerning the stress-strain behavior of dry Monterey sand using initial static stresses ranging from 2 to 20 psi: (a) Stress-strain curves for one-dimensional compression with rise-times on the order of 25 milliseconds and stress increments of 100 psi; (b) Dilatational wave velocities measured using ultrasonic pulses and pulses generated by a hammer blow; (2) Theory for the dispersion of a wave front passing through a system of discrete particles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOIL MECHANICS, SHOCK WAVES), (*SAND, SHOCK WAVES), WAVE PROPAGATION, VELOCITY, LOADS(FORCES), THEORY, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE