THE APPLICATION OF PHOTOELASTICITY TO SOILS TESTING

AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ROLLA TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING PHOTOELASTIC SENSITIVE COATINGS TO COHESIVE SOILS AS A TOOL FOR ANALYZING DEFORMATION FOR STRAIN DISTRIBUTION AND CHARACTERISTICS. PHOTOELASTIC COATINGS HAVE BEEN USED SUCCESSFULLY IN ROCK MECHANIC STUDIES BOTH INSITU AND IN THE LABORATORY. BASED UPON EXPERIENCE IN COATING ROCKS, AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DEVELOP A PLASTIC AND TO DEVISE A COATING TECHNIQUE FOR CLAY SOILS. ALTHOUGH MANY PROBLEMS WERE ENCOUNTERED, THE INVESTIGATION ESTABLISHED PHOTOELASTIC COATINGS CAN BE ADAPTED TO SOILS FOR SURFACE STRAIN ANALYSES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00235823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1971 12:00AM