Accession Number : AD0739329

Title :   Evaluation of a Three-Dimensional Stress Cell for Granular Soils

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jul 1970-Jun 1971

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Lew, T K

PDF Url : AD0739329

Report Date : Feb 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The study presents the results of tests of rigid, solid, spherical, three-dimensional stress cells for measuring the complete state of stress at a point in a soil field under static or dynamic loading. In addition, a theory is presented for defining the behavior of a spherical stress cell embedded in nonlinear materials. The test results indicate that the stress cells are excellent for making static measurements in sand but that their adequacy for dynamic measurements requires further evaluation.

Descriptors :   *SOIL MECHANICS, *STRESSES, LOADS(FORCES), MEASUREMENT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRAIN(MECHANICS), TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE