Accession Number : AD0771926

Title :   Effect of Loading Rate on the Stress-Strain Characteristics of a Clay Shale in Unconsolidated-Undrained Triaxial Compression.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Knott,Randy A.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate the magnitude of the influence of loading rate on the stress-strain and strength properties of a clay shale in unconsolidated-undrained triaxial compression tests at constant confining pressures up to 4000 psi. The scope of the study included the performance of two series of unconsolidated-undrained triaxial compression tests on Pierre clay shale specimens under static and dynamic times to loading and the analysis of the resulting test data.

Descriptors :   *Stress strain relations, *Triaxial stresses, *Shale, Test methods

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE