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|Title:||Mechanical properties of MISERS BLUFF sand|
|Authors:||United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research.|
Phillips, Bruce R.
MISERS BLUFF sand
Uniaxial strain compression
|Publisher:||Structures Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-86-28.|
Abstract: This report documents (a.) the results of laboratory tests performed to supplement laboratory data previously reported on MISERS BLUFF (MB) sand and (b.) the results of an analysis of all the MB laboratory data to develop representative laboratory material properties. The laboratory tests and analysis were conducted for use in evaluating the ability of mathematical constitutive models to simulate the behavior of soils to complex dynamic loadings produced by both explosive- and earthquake-induced ground shock. MB sand is a medium- to coarse-grained, silty sand obtained at Planet Ranch, Arizona. The laboratory tests reported are unconsolidated-undrained tests on the sand in an air-dried condition. The analysis considered the response of the sand under three different test conditions, i.e., unconsolidated-undrained tests on dry sand, consolidated-drained tests on saturated sand, and consolidated-undrained tests on saturated sand. Representative responses of MB sand in terms of uniaxial strain (UX) compressibility; UX stress path; triaxial compression stress-strain, stress path, and failure; and triaxial extension failure (where available) are presented for each of the test conditions.
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