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Accession Number ADA564210
Title Laboratory Characterization of Adobe (Scottsdale).
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 50p
Personal Author H. B. Beatty P. A. Reed R. E. Moxley S. A. Akers S. S. Graham
Abstract Personnel of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, conducted a laboratory investigation to characterize the strength and constitutive property behavior of an adobe from Scottsdale, Arizona. Twenty-one mechanical property tests, consisting of 12 triaxial compression (TXC) tests, two uniaxial strain (UX) tests, and seven unconfined compression (UC) tests, were successfully completed. In addition to the mechanical property tests, nondestructive pulse- velocity measurements were performed on each specimen. The TXC tests exhibited a continuous increase in maximum principal stress difference with increasing confining stress. A compression failure surface was developed from the UC and TXC test results. The UX stress-strain responses exhibited continuous increases in compaction up to the applied peak stresses and did not achieve full saturation.
Keywords Adobe
Compression
Compression tests
Construction materials
Instrumentation
Material characterization
Mechanical properties
Structural analysis
Test methods
Walls

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 50C - Construction Equipment, Materials, & Supplies
44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
89D - Structural Analyses
46E - Structural Mechanics
Corporate Author Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. Geotechnical and Structures Lab.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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