A New Apparatus for Investigating the Stress-Strain Characteristics of Sands

    Volume 9, Issue 4 (December 1986)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Alarcon, A
    Graduate research assistant and professorsmember of ASTM, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Chameau, JL
    Graduate research assistant and professorsmember of ASTM, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Leonards, GA
    Graduate research assistant and professorsmember of ASTM, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Abstract

    A new hybrid resonant column/torsional shear apparatus has been developed, which permits the determination of dynamic soil properties on a single solid or hollow cylinder specimen over the entire range of shear strain amplitudes of engineering interest, that is, from 10−4 to 10%. The main characteristics of both the resonant column and torsional shear tests are presented with emphasis on those factors that influenced the design of the new apparatus. The new apparatus is described in detail, and representative test results to demonstrate its capabilities are presented.


    Paper ID: GTJ10631J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10631J

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    Title A New Apparatus for Investigating the Stress-Strain Characteristics of Sands
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