Control of Deformation Rates in Soil Testing

by Roy E. Olson, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX,
Vincent J. McDonald, Asoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Prin. Res. Engr.; Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL,
James N. Sterner, Electronics Tech. II, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 1, Pg. 283-286

Document Type: Journal Paper


Laboratory apparatus for controlled-rate-of-deformation tests usually involves use of an electric motor followed by relatively expensive multiple-gear speed reduction unit. The apparatus is described briefly herein in the belief that others might also have application for such equipment.

Subject Headings: Soil deformation | Soil tests | Electrical equipment

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