Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

The research described herein is concerned with the establishment of a specimen geometry that will lead to a more uniform stress distribution in cyclic torsional shear testing. This goal is realized by means of a parametric study using the method of finite elements and a homogeneous, isotropic, linear-elastic soil characterization. The results of these analyses provide a good qualitative measure of the relative effects of the several parameters under consideration. On the basis of the parametric study, design charts are developed which enable an appropriate specimen geometry to be selected for any specified degree of stress uniformity.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Analysis of Stress Distribution in Torsional Shear Testing

St. Louis, Missouri

The research described herein is concerned with the establishment of a specimen geometry that will lead to a more uniform stress distribution in cyclic torsional shear testing. This goal is realized by means of a parametric study using the method of finite elements and a homogeneous, isotropic, linear-elastic soil characterization. The results of these analyses provide a good qualitative measure of the relative effects of the several parameters under consideration. On the basis of the parametric study, design charts are developed which enable an appropriate specimen geometry to be selected for any specified degree of stress uniformity.