Title page for ETD etd-11292012-040148

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Parathiras, Achilleas N.
URN etd-11292012-040148
Title Steady state of deformation analysis for a clayey sand
Degree Master of Science
Department Civil Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Brandon, Thomas L. Committee Chair
Clough, G. W. Committee Member
Duncan, James Michael Committee Member
  • Sand
Date of Defense 1989-10-05
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The steady state of deformation was analyzed for a clayey sand. The use of lubricated end platens was evaluated and proved to reduce the scatter in steady state data. The effect of different data corrections in a steady state analysis was also evaluated. For this investigation the parabolic area assumption better approximated the deformed specimen shape than the right cylinder assumption. It was concluded that the use of different area corrections greatly influences the slope and position of the steady state line.

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