EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ARCHING STRESSES ON BURIED VERTICAL CYLINDERS

This report describes the first phase of a sustained research effort to study arching stresses on buried structures caused by modulus mismatch (the difference in bulk modulus) between structure and surrounding medium. A series of duplicate tests was performed on cylindrical and disc structures specially designed to separate arching stresses from side-wall frictional effects. All tests were static, using 20-30 dry Ottawa sand at three different densities. The applied overpressure and the geometric configuration of the buried structures were varied to facilitate a study of the influence of these parameters on soil-structure interaction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Air Force Weapons Laboratory

    Air Force Systems Command
    Kirtland AFB, NM  USA  87117
  • Authors:
    • Triandafilidis, G E
    • Spanovich, M
    • HAMPTON, D
  • Publication Date: 1964-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AFWL-TDR-63-3106 Techn. Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: AF 29(601) -6002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM