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    Ultrasonic Testing for Determining Dynamic Soil Moduli

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    Determination of dynamic E- and G-moduli of a silty clay material were made by measuring directly the velocity of both ultrasonic longitudinal and shear waves transmitted through the material. The equipment, developed at the University of Missouri-Rolla, allows dynamic, nondestructive testing of soil materials to be conducted rapidly and easily.


    dynamic testing, ultrasonic testing, soil dynamics, soils

    Author Information:

    Stephenson, RW
    Associate professor of civil engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35677S