Accession Number:

AD0724743

Title:

M. I. T. Plane Strain Device.

Descriptive Note:

Phase rept. no. 12 on Research in Earth Physics,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE SOIL MECHANICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

Although many foundation engineering and slope stability problems involve plane strain conditions, the profession has generally relied upon triaxial compression tests to obtain undrained stress-strain and strength parameters for design. Research is needed to compare plane strain and triaxial strength data on a variety of soils for different loading and drainage conditions. The report describes a plane strain device that has been developed at M.I.T. during the past four years. The apparatus and associated equipment and test procedures are described in detail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE