STP654: Modulus and Damping of Soils by the Resonant-Column Method

    Drnevich, VP
    Associate professor, professor, and associate professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

    Hardin, BO
    Associate professor, professor, and associate professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

    Shippy, DJ
    Associate professor, professor, and associate professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

    Pages: 35    Published: Jan 1978


    Abstract

    The resonant-column method, a relatively nondestructive test employing wave propagation in cylindrical specimens, is used to obtain modulus and damping of soils as functions of vibratory strain amplitude and other factors such as ambient confining stress and void ratio. Descriptions of the apparatus, calibration procedures, testing procedures, and aids for data reduction are given for apparatus which propagate either rod compression waves or shear waves or both. Data reduction aids include graphs for a wide range of apparatus conditions and include a computer program that covers all admissable boundary conditions.

    Keywords:

    resonant column, soil testing, soil dynamics, laboratory testing, modulus, damping, stresses, strains, test apparatus, wave propagation, resonance, visco-elastic, vibration, testing procedures, data reduction, computer programs, non-destructive testing, soils


    Paper ID: STP35673S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35673S


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