COMPACTION OF SAND ON A VERTICALLY VIBRATING TABLE

A DETAILED STUDY HAS BEEN MADE OF THE FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO DENSIFICATION OF DRY SAND ON A SHAKING TABLE. THE VARIABLES CONSIDERED WERE THE FREQUENCY OF VIBRATIONS, AMPLITUDE OF VIBRATIONS, AND SIZE AND SHAPE OF CONTAINER. NO SURCHARGE WAS USED IN ANY TEST. THE DIFFERENT PROCESSES AFFECTING THE ACHIEVED DENSITY WERE FOUND TO BE: (1) REPEATED CHANGE IN VERTICAL STRESS OWING TO INERTIA FORCES WITHIN THE SAND WHEN THE PEAK ACCELERATION IS LESS THAN 1 G (2) REARRANGEMENT OF PARTICLES DURING FREE FALL, WHEN THE PEAK ACCELERATION JUST REACHES 1 G (3) IMPACT ACTION AT THE END OF FREE FALL, WHEN THE PEAK ACCELERATION EXCEEDS 1 G AND (4) SPALLING OF THE SURFACE LAYER BY STRESS WAVE REFLECTIONS, WHEN THE PEAK ACCELERATIONS REACH SEVERAL G'S. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, June 25-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • DOBRY, R
    • Whitman, R V
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 56-70
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080561
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper, A
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM