Accession Number:

AD0680317

Title:

DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF A DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE ONE-DIMENSIONAL COMPRESSION CHARACTERISTICS OF SOILS SUBJECTED TO IMPULSE-TYPE LOADS

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

382.0

Abstract:

A general-purpose test facility for determining the one-dimensional compression characteristics of soils subjected to impulse-type loads has been developed in order to help satisfy the ever-increasing demand for reliable soil- property data required in support of a wide variety of nuclear-weapons-effects- related problems. The design, fabrication, installation, and evaluation of the various elements which together comprise the test facility were accomplished. The various considerations involved in the design and evaluation of the newly developed test facility are discussed in detail, thus providing some insight into the types of factors which affect the experimental-accuracy capability of a one-dimensional compression test facility and thereby the reliability of the data obtained under any particular set of conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Seismology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE