Accession Number:

AD0269075

Title:

AN INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR MEASURING STRESS-STRAIN RELATIONSHIPS OF SOIL,

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MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An instrumentation system for collecting and analyzing data on stress-strain relationships of the soil was designed and constructed. The field portion of the system consists of a shearmeter and two penetrometers for measuring the effects of horizontal and vertical loading of the soil, respectively. These units, hydraulically operated, are mounted on the rear unit of a Polecat, an articulated tracked vehicle. Test runs are recorded in the field of magnetic tape. A general-purpose data-processing system for laboratory installation has also been provided to permit magnetic-tape playback on the test runs, and conversion to digital form for insertion into a digital computer. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE