MAXIMUM DENSITY OF SAND BY REPEATED STRAINING IN SIMPLE SHEAR

A new method is described for determining the maximum densities of granular soils in the laboratory. The method consists of applying many repeated cycles of shear strain (40 to 60 cycles/min) to samples mounted in a simple shear apparatus. Maximum densities produced by this method exceeded maximum densities reported in the literature or obtained from standard ASTM vibratory procedure by 2 to 6 pcf for several clean sands of varying graduation.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-6
  • Monograph Title: Soil: compaction, classification and laterites
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM