Accession Number : AD0778713

Title :   Cyclic Triaxial Compression Tests, Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant Site, Southeast Tennessee.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,Paul A. ; Collins,Stephen A.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The objective of this study was to furnish cyclic triaxial test results for use in a liquefaction potential analysis of silty sand in the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant cooling water intake channel earth-cut slope. The in situ foundation density was determined from undisturbed boring samples. Saturated consolidated-undrained cyclic triaxial tests were performed on the fine sand at the determined in situ density and at an effective confining pressure computed from in situ overburden weights. A series of tests was performed on specimens consolidated to isotropic stress conditions, and two other series of tests were performed on specimens consolidated to two anisotropic stress conditions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Nuclear power plants, *Soil mechanics, Test methods, Silt, Compressive properties, Cycles, Deformation, Triaxial stresses, Tennessee

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Eng

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE