Accession Number:

AD0734312

Title:

Development of a Dynamic High-Pressure Triaxial Test Device

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

A dynamic high-pressure triaxial test device was developed for use in formulating soil and rock constitutive relations used in blast-induced ground shock calculations. The device is capable of imposing controlled impulsive-type confining pressures up to 15 kipssq in on specimens up to 3 inches in diameter peak pressures can be achieved in as little time as 3 msec, and all pressure can be removed in 20 msec. These dynamic confining pressures can be time- synchronized with similar dynamic axial load pulses with magnitudes up to 100 kips.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE