A REVIEW OF STRESS AND STRAIN MEASUREMENT IN SOIL

A review is made of the reported experience of many investigators who have been concerned with stress and strain measurement in soil. The objective has been to delineate the important factors governing gauge response and to discuss the problems involved in making the measurements. The majority of the paper is devoted to stress measurement, since this subject has received most of the attention in the past. It is concluded that accurate measurements of stress and strain in soil are difficult to make because 1) the gauge does not respond like the soil it replaces and, 2) the soil is distrubed during installation of the gauge. However, such measurements must be made if a clear understanding of many soil-structure interaction problems is to be obtained. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 172-186

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  • Accession Number: 00263815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM