Effect of Particle Characteristics on Wave Velocity

by Raymond J. Krizek, Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Tech. Inst., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL,
Francis J. McLean, (A.M.ASCE), Res. Civ. Engr.; Soil Dynamics Branch, U.S. Army Wtrwys. Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS,
Max W. Giger, Teaching Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Tech. Inst., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 89-94


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This study is directed toward establishing a quantitative evaluation of the effect of the variables—particle size, shape, and distribution—on the compression wave velocity in a variety of different sands. Results are presented of the 112 tests performed during the experimental program.

Subject Headings: Wave velocity | Velocity distribution | Soil compression | Particle velocity | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils

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