Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

The paper presents the results of measurement on the dynamic modulus of deformation and damping ratio of dense sand or stiff clay of the Pleistocene epoch using a dynamic pressuremeter. The paper first describes an outline of an instrument and procedures of the dynamic pressuremeter test, which include necessary correction of data for eliminating the influence of compressibility and damping of the instrument. From the results of field measurement, the moduli derived from the dynamic pressuremeter tests were found several times greater than those from laboratory tests which were affected by disturbance of soil samples.

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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In Situ Measurement on Dynamic Modulus and Damping of Pleistocene Soils

St. Louis, Missouri

The paper presents the results of measurement on the dynamic modulus of deformation and damping ratio of dense sand or stiff clay of the Pleistocene epoch using a dynamic pressuremeter. The paper first describes an outline of an instrument and procedures of the dynamic pressuremeter test, which include necessary correction of data for eliminating the influence of compressibility and damping of the instrument. From the results of field measurement, the moduli derived from the dynamic pressuremeter tests were found several times greater than those from laboratory tests which were affected by disturbance of soil samples.