AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF SOIL ARCHING

The first phase of a sustained research effort was conducted to study the passive arching phenomenon on buried structures due to modulus mismatch between structure and surrounding medium. Tests were performed on buried small-scale structural models which were specially designed to measure passive arching stresses independent of side-wall friction. All tests were static, using 20-30 dry Ottawa sand of three different densities. The applied overpressure and the length of embedment of the buried structures were varied to study the influence of these parameters on soil-structure interaction. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 703-420

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  • Accession Number: 00264375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM