Accession Number : ADA131376

Title :   In Situ Characterization of Saturated Sands and Silts for the Prediction of Dynamic Shear Modulus and Shear Wave Velocity.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Aug 81-Aug 82,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Arulanandan,K ; Arulmoli,K ; Dafalias,Y F ; Herrman,L R

PDF Url : ADA131376

Report Date : 10 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : An electrical method of characterizing coarse-grained soils is described. A nondestructive method of determining dynamic properties of coarse-grained soils is developed based on this fundamental characterization of soils. Correlations are established relating k sub 2 max, coefficient required to obtain dynamic shear modulus to the appropriate electrical parameters. This laboratory correlation was verified by field measurements. A comparison is made between predicted and measured shear wave velocities. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Soil mechanics, *Nondestructive testing, Sand, Silt, Shear properties, Dynamics, Velocity, Electrical properties, Coefficients, Comparison, Measurement, Mathematical prediction

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE