Masters Theses

Abstract

"The purpose of this investigation was to determine how the soil shear graph could be modified to measure more accurately values of shear strength of fine-grained, cohesive soils. Several modifications were tried, however, the one that gave the most satisfactory results consisted of a vane and base plate mechanism.


A red clay of high plasticity obtained from a local cave was tested in both the natural or undisturbed state and in the remolded state. The only variable was the moisture content. Compaction effort was the same for all remolded specimens. Tests were conducted on undisturbed samples taken with thin walled shelby tubes.


The results obtained from testing with the modified soil shear graph were compared with the shear graph as indicated by the vane shear apparatus, unconfined compression test and the standard soil shear graph"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Murphy, William John
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Beckemeyer, Edward J., 1932-2002

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

vii, 72 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71).

Rights

© 1966 Vernelle Truman Smith, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Shear strength of soils
Shear strength of soils -- Measurement

Thesis Number

T 1840

Print OCLC #

5972910

Electronic OCLC #

896725478

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