Accession Number : ADP001759

Title :   Soil Characterization for Non Destructive in Situ Testing,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Arulanandan,K. ; Anandarajah,A. ; Meegoda,N. J.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A non destructive method of characterizing particulate systems using electrical properties is presented. The application of this methodology to the classification of soils is demonstrated. The significance of this approach is that electrical properties of soils such as conductivity, sigma, and dielectric constant, epsilon, as a function of frequency, can be measured in situ. These properties when suitably interpreted can be used to quantify the structure of particulate systems. These structural properties can then be correlated with mechanical properties such as G max, kappa, lambda, and M. This approach provides a non destructive method of characterizing soils for the prediction of mechanical behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Weapons effects, *Explosion effects, *Ground shock, *Soils, *Electrical properties, Nondestructive testing, Soil dynamics, Particulates, Conductivity, Dielectric properties, Mechanical properties, Structural properties, Clay, Soil mechanics, Mathematical prediction, Equations, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE