Masters Theses

Abstract

"Some existing test procedures for measuring shearing properties of soils are reviewed. the correlation between the shear strength of two fine-grained soils as indicated by the unconfined compression test and the shear graph test is investigated. This is accomplished by comparing the test results at varying moisture contents and dry densities. One of the soils used is a red plastic clay, the other a silty clay. The test results indicate that for soils wet of optimum the shear graph strength can be taken as being equal to the unconfined compressive strength. This will be conservative for soils that exhibit an appreciable angle of internal friction. Two design changes are suggested that would make the shear graph results more reliable"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Muhlbauer, Karlheinz C., 1930-2008
Nelson, John A.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vi, 57 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 37).

Rights

© 1965 Charles Rees Nickerson, 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 1721

Print OCLC #

5964511

Electronic OCLC #

840816917

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