THE INFLUENCE OF THE RATIO OF SAMPLE DIAMETER TO PARTICLE DIAMETER ON THE SHEAR STRENGTH OF COHESIONLESS SOILS

THIS REPORT DESCRIBES AN INVESTIGATION CARRIED OUT TO DETERMINE THE INFLUENCE OF THE RATIO OF SAMPLE DIAMETER TO MEAN PARTICLE DIAMETER, D/DP, ON THE SHEAR STRENGTH OF COHESIONLESS SOILS. STANDARD TRIAXIAL COMPRESSION TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT ON SAMPLES OF COHESIONLESS SOILS WITH DIFFERENT D/DP RATIOS. THE RATIO D/DP WAS VARIED BY VARYING THE MEAN PARTICLE DIAMETER, DP, FOR SAMPLES OF CONSTANT DIAMETER, D. FOUR ARTIFICALLY PREPARED COHESIONLESS SOILS WERE TESTED OVER A RANGE OF RELATIVE DENSITIES, AND THE ANGLE OF SHEARING RESISTANCE WAS FOUND TO BE INDEPENDENT OF THE RATIO D/DP WITHIN THE RANGE OF VALUES OF D/DP TESTED. (THIS RANGE OF VALUES WAS FROM 9.2 TO 576). /ARTICLE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 10, No 1, PP 6-7, RS/16/68
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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  • Accession Number: 00235566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Inst Road Research /S Africa
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1970 12:00AM