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Title: Utilization of synthetic soils in engineering research
Authors: Green, A. J. (Andrew J.)
Keywords: Soils
Synthetic products
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; no. M-71-5
Abstract: Abstract: This report summarizes published results and personal comments of a number of researchers who have used synthetic soil mixtures. It also contains a small amount of data collected at the Waterways Experiment Station. In general, it can be said that whereas synthetic soils may be useful in some limited sense, they do not offer the panacea that earlier researchers claimed or hoped for. The engineering properties of many synthetic mixes may be more dependent on temperature and rate of loading than those of soil-water mixes. It is concluded that the usefulness of synthetic soils in engineering research is rather limited, and it is recommended that any researcher thoroughly study the behavioral patterns peculiar to a particular synthetic mix he may plan to use lest the utility of the information produced be restricted by them.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper M-71-5
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Size: 23 pages
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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