Shear Zone Characterization in Sands by Carbowax Impregnation

    Volume 13, Issue 1 (March 1990)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 4


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

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

    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.


    Paper ID: GTJ10146J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10146J

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