Pneumatic Sinusoidal Loading System

by Clarence K. Chan,
John Paul Mulilis,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 3, Pg. 277-282

Document Type: Journal Paper


This technical note reviews some of the current systems in use for the application of cyclic loads to soil specimens and then describes a novel relatively low-cost system developed at the University of California at Berkeley. The system provides a sinusoidal load trace using normal shop compressed air and is an assembly of commercially available components.

Subject Headings: Pneumatic systems | Load factors | Cyclic loads | Benefit cost ratios | Colleges and universities | Soil compression | Compression

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