In Situ Stress Determination by Iowa Stepped Blade

Lateral soil pressure is a vital element in soil mechanics theory and practice, but is very sensitive to disturbance and, therefore, difficult to measure. This paper describes a step-tapered blade, developed to compensate for disturbance by measuring soil pressures on 3 thicknesses of blades and extrapolating for the hypothetical pressure at zero blade thickness.

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    Iowa State University, Ames

    Earthworks Engineering Research Center, 2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Authors:
    • Handy, Richard L.
    • Remmes, Bernard
    • Moldt, Steven
    • Lutenegger, Alan J
    • Trott, Gary
  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 276-293
  • Monograph Title: The Papers of R.L. Handy. A Geotechnical Legacy of Iowa State University

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  • Accession Number: 01144457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780982014400
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 4:01PM