The Effect of Varying the Parameters of Vane Shear Tests of Marine Sediments.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The consequences resulting from varying the parameters of the vane shear test used to determine the shear strength of marine sediments were investigated. Experiment showed that larger ratios of container diameter to vane diameter yield more accurate shear strengths. It was also shown that the four-bladed vane produced the best results. Finally, rates of rotation of one and two revolutions per hour were found to give accurate values of shear strength, while higher rates of rotation proved to be unsatisfactory. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Soil Mechanics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods