Volume 13, Issue 1 (March 1990)

    Shear Zone Characterization in Sands by Carbowax Impregnation

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A procedure is presented for determining the void ratio distribution of very small zones in soil by carbowax impregnation. If the wax is injected slowly, complete filling of voids occurs and volume measurements become unnecessary. Thus, even irregularly shaped volumes can easily be characterized. The technique was employed in determining the void ratio distribution in the intrarib region of a ribbed inclusion in sand during direct cyclic shearing. The measured void radios supported magnified video observations.


    Author Information:

    Hryciw, RD
    Assistant professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

    Irsyam, M
    Graduate student research assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


    Stock #: GTJ10146J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10146J

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    Title Shear Zone Characterization in Sands by Carbowax Impregnation
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18