Evaluation of Resonant Column Test Devices

by George R. Skoglund, (A.M.ASCE), Formerly, Research Civ. Engr., Geodynamics Branch, Earthquake Engrg. and Vibration Div., Soils and Pavements Lab., U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.,
Robert W. Cunny, (F.ASCE), Dir.; Soil Mechanics Information Analysis Center, Soils and Pavements Lab., U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.,
William F. Marcuson, III, (M.ASCE), Research Civ. Engr.; Research Group, Earthquake Engrg. and Vibrations Div., Soils and Pavements Lab., U.S. Army Engr. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 11, Pg. 1147-1158


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Resonant column tests were performed by six participants in a program designed to evaluate results from various devices. The participants were Drnevich, Hardin, Woods, Shannon & Wilson, Inc., the U.S. Army Engineer Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. Tests were performed on fine sand and clayey silt. Each participant was given more or less identical samples of material and specific instructions intended to keep the test conditions as near identical as possible. Differences in shear and compression moduli ranged from minus 19% to plus 32% of the average. These differences could be explained largely by differences in unit weight and specimen preparation techniques. No systematic differences were noted because of differences in apparatus used.

Subject Headings: Clays | Resonance | Columns | Wood | Cold regions engineering | Waterways | Soil tests | Sandy soils

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