Accession Number : ADA288740

Title :   Dynamic Response of Reinforced Soil Systems. Phase 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr -1 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : Olen, Kara L. ; Fragaszy, Richard J. ; Purcell, Michael R. ; Cargill, Kenneth W.

PDF Url : ADA288740

Report Date : DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 249

Abstract : Thirty-One 1:30 scale model reinforced soil wall structures were subjected to the dynamic effects of a detonation buried in the backfill behind each wall. The tests were conducted on the Wright Laboratory Geotechnical Centrifuge. The objective of the test was twofold: (i) to quantify the limits of random variation of test results obtained with the geotechnical centrifuge and, (ii) to investigate the effect of individual reinforced soil wall system components on overall wall system response to the blast loading. Each model was instrumented to record free field and wall panel pressures and acceleration data.

Descriptors :   *DYNAMIC RESPONSE, *SOILS, *BLAST LOADS, *WALLS, TEST AND EVALUATION, ACCELERATION, UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS, CENTRIFUGES, FREE FIELD, MODEL TESTS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, BACK PRESSURE.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE