Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Maximum moduli are the primary parameter in the determination of wave velocities in soils. They can be evaluated from either laboratory or field testing. In general, the excitation loadings used in laboratory and field testing are different. The resonant column apparatus was used to study the effect of loading type on the maximum moduli of sands. Sinusoidal, random and impulse loading were used. Sand specimens were tested either longitudinally or torsionally with one of the three types of loading at low strain levels, and the low-amplitude moduli were measured. Maximum moduli of the specimens were obtained from the low-amplitude moduli. It was concluded that loading type has no effect on the maximum moduli of soils. Also, the maximum moduli at different confining pressures agreed well with published equations.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Maximum Moduli of Sands Under Various Loadings

St. Louis, Missouri

Maximum moduli are the primary parameter in the determination of wave velocities in soils. They can be evaluated from either laboratory or field testing. In general, the excitation loadings used in laboratory and field testing are different. The resonant column apparatus was used to study the effect of loading type on the maximum moduli of sands. Sinusoidal, random and impulse loading were used. Sand specimens were tested either longitudinally or torsionally with one of the three types of loading at low strain levels, and the low-amplitude moduli were measured. Maximum moduli of the specimens were obtained from the low-amplitude moduli. It was concluded that loading type has no effect on the maximum moduli of soils. Also, the maximum moduli at different confining pressures agreed well with published equations.