Masters Theses

Abstract

"The behavior of granular soils subjected to triaxial stresses can be explained in terms of a combination of elastic deformation and sliding friction. Three sans and a coarse silt at various initial void ratios were tested in drained triaxial compression. Cell pressures were varied between 50 and 1500 psi. Prediction techniques for simulating laboratory data was based on various packings of equal radii spheres. Equilibrium and compatibility equations were used to calculate the principal strains under certain applied stresses. The assumed arrays predicted much smaller strains than those than the soils exhibited. If these strains were subtracted from those observed, residual strains could be analyzed in terms of sliding friction. this method adequately described the actual behavior of the soils. The sliding friction angle and the percentage of the volumetric and axial elastic strains increased with cell pressure"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Armstrong, James C.

Committee Member(s)

Tinoco, Fernando H.
Aughenbaugh, N. B.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

ix, 84 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-56).

Rights

© 1969 Christopher Byron Groves, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil mechanics
Sliding friction
Elastic analysis (Engineering)
Granular materials -- Mechanical properties

Thesis Number

T 2266

Print OCLC #

6009429

Electronic OCLC #

835645443

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