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Title: Stresses under moving vehicles : report 1 : a pilot study of WES earth pressure cell action in comparatively soft soil
Authors: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Keywords: Pressure gages
Strains and stresses--Measurement
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous Paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; no. 4-230; Report 1
Abstract: A pilot study was conducted to determine whether static and dynamic stresses induced in fairly soft soils by a pneumatic tire could be measured satisfactorily with the WES earth pressure cell. The study showed that the measurements were of the same order of consistency and accuracy as measurements made with the WES cell under static loads in firmer soils. Experience in placement of pressure cells and other test techniques was gained which will be valuable in future tests of this general nature. Preliminary observations were made of the effect of tire pressure, speed of truck, and repetitive passes on stresses induced at various depths. A limited study was performed to compare measured stresses with stresses computed according to Boussinesq's equations.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Gov't Doc #: Miscellaneous Paper No. 4-230; Report 1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 40 pages / 20.02 MB
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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