Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Strain rate and moisture effects on sand response

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Abstract

As part of the UK MoD Force Protection Engineering programme, research has been conducted looking into the fundamental driving forces behind large scale physics. This has involved conducting both quasi-static (Mac2T) and dynamic (Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar) on sands of varying moisture contents up to ~1GPa of axial stress. Initial work has also attempted to develop knowledge of the triaxial failure surface in high stress but quasi-static conditions. Future planned work will also be discussed looking at the development of a high strain rate, high stress triaxial failure surface for sands.

Publication details

Year: 
2013
Publication type: 
Conference
Awarded by: 
1st UK Defence Seminar on the High Strain Rate Properties of Soils and Granular Media
Journal / conference name: 
1st UK Defence Seminar on the High Strain Rate Properties of Soils and Granular Media
Editors: 
Warren JA, Kerr S
Awarded date: 
24/09/2013
Issue: 
9

Publisher details

Place of publication: 
QinetiQ Farnborough