Shear Strength of Sands During Rapid Loading

by R.V. Whitman,
K.A. Healy,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 99-132

Document Type: Journal Paper


Triaxial tests with times-to-failure ranging from 5 min to 5 msec were used to investigate effect of strain-rate on strength of dry and saturated sands; new techniques were developed for applying strains rapidly, and for measuring resultant stresses and pore pressures; peak friction angles of sands tested were substantially independent of failure-time; however, excess pore pressures generated within saturated loose sands did vary with failure-time.

Subject Headings: Saturated soils | Shear strength | Soil strength | Soil pressure | Soil stress | Sandy soils | Load factors | Triaxial tests

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