Accession Number : AD0756120

Title :   Investigation of Plane Strain Shear Testing. Report 1. WES High-Capacity Plane Strain Shear Apparatus

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 1966-Nov 1967

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Al-Hussaini, Mosaid M

PDF Url : AD0756120

Report Date : Mar 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The objectives of the investigation was to build an apparatus that will enable soil testing under plane strain conditions and to demonstrate the performance of the new plane strain apparatus in testing crushed Napa basalt. The first objective was met by building a new plane strain apparatus to test cohesionless soils under plane strain condition at a wide range of densities and confining pressures. The second objective was satisfied by conducting four different plane strain tests on crushed basalt prepared at 70 and 100 percent initial relative densities.

Descriptors :   *SOIL MECHANICS, *TEST EQUIPMENT, BASALT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, SHEAR STRESSES, SOILS, STRAIN(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE