Accession Number : AD0719699

Title :   Load Support Capability of Flat Plates of Various Shapes in Soils.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Sela,A. D. ; Ehrlich,I. R.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A fundamental problem in soil-vehicle mechanics is the ability to predict accurately the load-sinkage characteristics of simple flat plates in homogeneous soils. This paper attempts to develop a more general theory of plate sinkage which will be applicable to a wide variety of soils, sinkages, plate sizes, and plate shapes. In a study to determine the strength characteristics of soils, many carefully performed tests must be conducted to eliminate the effects of the natural variability of the soil which can easily mask out the parameters being measured. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, TRAFFICABILITY), FLAT PLATE MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, LOADS(FORCES), VEHICLE WHEELS, PENETRATION, SOIL MECHANICS, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE