MEASURING SOIL PROPERTIES IN VEHICLE MOBILITY, RESEARCH; STRENGTH-DENSITY RELATIONS OF AN AIR-DRY SAND

This study was undertaken to evaluate the ability of several soil strength measurements to detect and follow changes in sand density and to develop correlations between the various strength measurements. The instruments used included triaxial shear apparatus; direct shear apparatus; the bevameter, which included a ring shear device and circular plates of different diameters; the shear vane; and the WES cone penetrometer. It was found that the vane shear strength, the cone index, plate pressure, and the plate sinkage test values are related to soil density and consequently to each other. Equations relating the soil values were derived whenever practicable. The friction angles determined by the triaxial and direct shear tests are significantly larger than the bevameter shear friction angles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Green, A J
    • SMITH, J L
    • MURPHY, N R
  • Publication Date: 1964-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-3-652
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM