Acoustic Emissions in Medium Plasticity Clayey Silt

by Robert M. Koerner, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Civ. Engrg., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA,
A. E. Lord, Jr., Assoc. Prof.; Physics, Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 161-165

Document Type: Journal Paper


In spite of recent studies of subaudible acoustic emissions, there has been relatively little work done in the soil mechanics area. This technical note presents a technique of monitoring acoustic emissions of soil under stress. Utilization of such a technique seems to provide an alternate to measuring soil strains, which in the in situ state is quite difficult. The technique may offer a nondestructive testing method for the monitoring of a wide variety of soils under stress.

Subject Headings: Soil stress | Clays | Acoustic techniques | Emissions | Plasticity | Silt | Strain | Soil tests

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