Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Loading rate effects on compressibility of sand
Authors: United States. Defense Nuclear Agency.
Jackson, J. G. (John Guy)
Ehrgott, John Q., Jr. (John Qua), 1970-
Rohani, Behzad.
Keywords: Compressibility
Soil compression
Stress-strain curves
Dynamic loads
Uniaxial strain tests
Loading rate
Wave propagation
Shock waves
Soil mechanics
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-79-24.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Stress-strain curves from 61 uniaxial strain tests are presented which depict the response of three dry sands to intense transient pressures; the loadings ranged from 10 MPa to 80 MPa and were applied with rise times ranging from a few tenths of a millisecond to a few minutes. Equipment and techniques used to conduct the tests and to assess the effect of wave propagation on the measurements are described. The data show that the resistance of dry sands to compression increases dramatically when loading rise times are less than 1 msec, and that the character of the stress-strain relation shifts rapidly from a "stiffening" response (curvature concave to stress axis) to a "yielding" response (curvature concave to strain axis). The stress-strain response of a relatively simple rate-dependent rheologic model is shown to be in good agreement, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with the measured results.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Miscellaneous Paper

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
MP-SL-79-24.pdf3.46 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail