Accession Number : AD0706210

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN A COHESIVE SOIL. VOLUME 1

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 1966-Jan 1969

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Jester, Guy E

PDF Url : AD0706210

Report Date : Mar 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 364

Abstract : The study was an experimental investigation of the behavior of an idealized structure buried at various depths in a compacted cohesive soil (buckshot clay, water content = 26%). Eight static and 20 dynamic plane-wave loadings up to 310 psi were conducted. The cylindrical test devices (5 inches high and 6 inches in diameter) were oriented vertically and their stiffness relative to the soil was varied. In addition a device whose top could be extended and contracted hydraulically was buried at various depths and the relation between load and deformation changes was studied at static overpressures of 37.5 and 75 psi.

Descriptors :   *CLAY, *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, DEFORMATION, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), INTERACTIONS, LOADS(FORCES), NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, PRESSURE, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE