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Design of a Granular Pressure Cell to be Used in Soils


Meuris, Jean Maurice (1961) Design of a Granular Pressure Cell to be Used in Soils. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/BZGX-R355.


In preliminary experimentation, a granular pressure cell was built and tested. From the results obtained, an improved method for the production of granular pressure cells was developed and a second pressure cell was built in order to determine the behavior of granular pressure cells, as designed, under variable external temperature conditions. A third pressure cell was built for laboratory testing. A calibration curve was established and the pressure cell was used satisfactorily in simple laboratory testing. Attempts were made to improve the constitution of granular pressure cells as used in the aforementioned tests. These attempts lead to suggestions intended to help in eventual further improvement of the granular pressure cells built and described in the following pages.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Civil Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Civil Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Scott, Ronald F.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1961
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05052006-102954
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ID Code:1629
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Deposited On:23 May 2006
Last Modified:21 Nov 2023 17:37

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