Masters Theses


"Drained and undrained triaxial compression tests were performed on two gradations of crushed glass in order to determine the compressibility and shear strength characteristics. Consolidation pressures varied from 10 to 100 psi. Volume changes during consolidation were discussed because of the dependency of shear strength behavior on the density condition at the end of consolidation. Stress-strain-volume change characteristics were observed in order to discuss the load-deformation and dilatancy relationships and the effects of varying density, gradation and consolidation pressure. Stress-strain properties were also determined for the undrained tests. The undrained tests were constant volume tests, thus having no dilatancy effects. The undrained tests did have changes in pore pressure which reflected volume change tendencies. Variations in the modulus of deformation, which is analogous to the modulus of elasticity, with respect to consolidation pressure, gradation, density and drainage condition were reported. Shear strength was analyzed in terms of failure envelopes developed by series of tests having the same initial density and in terms of the maximum friction angles developed on an individual test basis. Effects of varying density, gradation and consolidation pressure were noted. The undrained tests were analyzed on both total and effective stress basis"--Abstract, page ii.


Tinoco, Fernando H.

Committee Member(s)

Kovacs, William D.
Aughenbaugh, N. B.


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


National Defense and Education Act Title IV Fellowship


University of Missouri--Rolla

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vii, 66 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 48).


© 1970 Fred Ray Browning, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Glass -- Testing
Strength of materials
Strains and stresses
Materials -- Compression testing

Thesis Number

T 2460

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