Accession Number:

ADA148481

Title:

Laboratory Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Enewetak Sand.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 80-30 Sep 83,

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES SOUTH ROYALTON VT

Report Date:

1984-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

102.0

Abstract:

A series of laboratory tests on sand from Enewetak Atoll was conducted to support two and three phase numerical modeling efforts. Conventional soil characterization tests were run along with high blood pressure drained uniaxial strain tests in both an odometer and triaxial vessel. Material properties of the soil skeleton were defined as a function of initial density, loading rate, and stress level, to peak stresses of about 20,000 psi. Extensive grain crushing under both uniaxial and hydrostatic loadings is documented and compared.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE