Accession Number : ADA191480

Title :   Fast Triaxial Shear Device Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONM ENTAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Carroll, William F

PDF Url : ADA191480

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to define the nature of the problem posed in interpreting the results of testing soils with Fast Triaxial Device (FTRXD), to present the steps taken to date in the evaluation of the device, and to outline those planned for the future. The rapid loading of soils in a triaxial testing device was done by WES earlier in the 1960's in conjunction with research on the dynamic bearing capacity if soils. A dynamic triaxial test apparatus was designed and constructed. The results from testing with the apparatus on highly plastic clay specimens, 1.4 inches in diameter by 3.0-inches long, were used to interpret dynamic bearing tests of small plates resting on the clay. The apparatus, the results obtained from it, and their uses are described in Reference 1. Keywords: Soil analysis, Soil mechanics.

Descriptors :   *SOIL TESTS, *TEST METHODS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), CLAY, DYNAMIC TESTS, DYNAMICS, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, PLATES, SOIL MECHANICS, SOILS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST METHODS, TRIAXIAL STRESSES, SHEAR STRESSES, BEARING STRENGTH, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE