"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.
Fry, Thomas S.
Murphy, William John
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Beckemeyer, Edward J., 1932-2002
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vii, 72 pages
© 1966 Vernelle Truman Smith, All rights reserved.
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Shear strength of soils
Shear strength of soils -- Measurement
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Smith, Vernelle Truman, "The development of a modified soil shear vane" (1966). Masters Theses. 5727.