Masters Theses

Abstract

"The multi-stage test is a procedure by which a soil's shear strength parameters can be evaluated by the use of a single sample of the material. The object of the investigation is to evaluate to what extent multi-stage testing can be used on a cohesionless material. Three types of tests, using conventional and multi-stage procedures are evaluated. They are: direct shear/consolidated drained, triaxial compression/consolidated drained and triaxial compression/consolidated undrained shear tests. It was found that multi-stage testing can easily be performed and the shear strength parameter thetaf obtained from these tests are in good agreement with those obtained from the conventional shear tests. Only fair to poor agreement was found for dilatancy, void ratio at failure and strain at failure. Five different testing procedures were used in the direct shear/consolidated drained/multi-stage testing and it was found that the results of these tests depend upon the procedure used"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Kovacs, William D.

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Cunningham, Floyd M.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

xi, 121 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-146).

Rights

© 1970 Robert Clyde Gullic, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Shear strength of soils -- Testing
Soils -- Compression testing
Soil mechanics -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2486

Print OCLC #

6029088

Electronic OCLC #

869881944

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