Shear Strength of Sands During Rapid Loadingby R.V. Whitman,
Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 2, Pg. 99-132
Document Type: Journal Paper
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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: Soil strength | Shear strength | Load factors | Saturated soils | Sandy soils | Soil stress | Soil pressure | Failure analysis | Pore pressure | Triaxial tests | Triaxial loads
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