STATIC AND DYNAMIC PLATE--BEARING TESTS ON DRY DAND WITH OVERBURDEN

Six static and 53 dynamic soil-bearing tests were made under simulated overburden pressures of zero to 15 psi to determine the load-displacement characteristics of buried footings. The static bearing modulus increased as overburden pressure increased up to an overburden pressure of approximately 6 psi. The dynamic bearing modulus increased exponentially with overburden pressure to an over overburden pressure of 15 psi. Up to 3 psi overburden pressure, dynamic modulus was larger than static; but the difference was less at 3 psi overburden than at zero. The relationship between static and dynamic moduli was not firmly established for overburden pressures greater than 3 psi. These tests were made on a 15-inch-diameter bearing plate in dry sand using the NCEL atomic blast simulator. /Author/

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    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • WHITE, C R
  • Publication Date: 1964-9-7

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00265725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: DASA-13.018
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R338 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM