Mechanical and ultrasonic anisotropic response of soil

C. S. Desai, S. V. Jagannath, T. Kundu

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This paper describes experimental procedures to relate multiaxial mechanical and ultrasonic responses of a cemented sand toward a study of stress-induced anisotropy due to microstructural changes under loading, unloading, and reloading. It is shown that the ultrasonic velocities and attenuation can provide indirect measures of microcracking and resulting induced anisotropy. The procedures proposed can lead to development of correlation between mechanical and ultrasonic characteristic and toward determination of material parameters based on laboratory and field measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-752
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Engineering Mechanics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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