Document Type

Report

Publication Date

11-6-1984

Abstract

An inexpensive device which is easily operated to accurately measure the Coulomb parameters of the soil. The Coulomb parameters are used in Coulomb's equation to calculate the shearing stresses along a failure surface of the soil. The device includes an instrument to test soil shear strength to which several weights have been added. To obtain the Coulomb parameters, the instrument is placed on the soil to be tested and weights are incrementally added to it. The instrument is rotated at each weight increment and the shearing stresses are read from its calibrated dial. The stresses are plotted on a graph from which the Coulomb parameters are determined. The shearing stress of the soil with any known force applied to it can then be determined.

Patent Number

4,480,481

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

468,462

Date Filed

2-22-1983

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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