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Title: Study of the dynamic stress-strain and wave-propagation characteristics of soils. Report 3, Measurements of stress-strain, peak particle velocity, and wave-propagation velocity in three sands
Authors: United Research Services
United States. Defense Atomic Support Agency
Durbin, William L.
Keywords: Sand testing
Shock waves
Soil mechanics
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Contract report
Abstract: Report describes three types of constrained compression tests, and results thereof, on dry sands. In most tests, lateral confinement was provided by a ring boundary that inhibits radial displacements while offering little resistance to axial strains. In addition, comparisons are made between results of tests in this boundary and those in the United Research Service fluid boundary. Stress-time and displacement-time records obtained from interior points along the column, indicating shocking-up, are included. Predicted peak particle velocities and shock-wave propagation velocities based on the stress-strain data are presented and compared with measured values.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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