Cyclic Triaxial Behavior of Monterey Number 0 and Number 0/30 Sands

    Volume 7, Issue 4 (December 1984)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Charlie, WA
    Associate professor of civil engineering and associate professor of earth resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

    Muzzy, MW
    Geotechnical engineer, Jordon Gorrill Associates, Portland, ME

    Tiedemann, DA
    Research civil engineerMember of ASTM, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO

    Doehring, DO
    Associate professor of civil engineering and associate professor of earth resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

    Abstract

    Results of a testing program to compare the cyclic triaxial behavior of Monterey No. 0 and No. 0/30 sands are presented. Monterey No. 0 sand, the standard sand used by Silver et al in 1976 to establish the performance specification for cyclic triaxial systems, is no longer available and a replacement is needed. The supplier of the test sand, Lone Star Industries, stopped producing No. 0 sand in 1977, and the 4500-kg (10 000-lb) supply stockpiled by the University of California at Berkeley is exhausted. Since 1977, Lone Star Industries has filled requests for Monterey No. 0 by shipping Monterey No. 0/30 sand. The results of a duplicate testing program conducted at two independent laboratories lead to questions regarding the validity of substituting No. 0/30 sand for No. 0 sand. When tested under identical conditions, the Monterey No. 0/30 sand yielded higher cyclic strengths than did Monterey No. 0 sand.


    Paper ID: GTJ10504J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10504J

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    Title Cyclic Triaxial Behavior of Monterey Number 0 and Number 0/30 Sands
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18