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Title: Pilot study to evaluate the squeeze test for use in vehicle-mobility research
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Keywords: Shear strength of soils--Testing
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; no. 4-350
Abstract: The Jurgenson squeeze test was studied to evaluate its possible usefulness in vehicle-mobility research. The study included a comparison of the strength measurements obtained on two fat clays by means of the squeeze test, the unconsolidated-undrained triaxial compression test, and the cone penetration test. The average unconfined compression test shear strengths of 15 soils, taken from another study, are included for comparative purposes only. The squeeze test was easy to perform and did not require expensive equipment. Its results correlated well with the results of the other strength tests including cone penetrometer measurements. Data compiled in this study support the theory that the squeeze test determines the average strength of the soil, whereas the triaxial test measures the strength along the weakest plane. It is concluded that the squeeze test is suitable for initial inclusion in laboratory vehicle-mobility research programs. It is recommended that additional tests be performed in order to provide more data for correlation of squeeze test shear strength with cone index, and that the squeeze test be incorporated in a contemplated laboratory-scale vehicle testing program as an aid to the establishment or soil-vehicle interrelations.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper No. 4-350
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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