Resonant column test

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The resonant column test is used to determine the shear or elastic modulus and damping characteristics of soils based on the theory of wave propagation in prismatic rods.[1] Details on this theory can be found in Richart et al. (1970)(chapter 3). Both solid and hollow specimens can be used with this equipment.


  1. ^ Woods, R. (1978). Measurements of Dynamic Soil Properties. Proc. Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics. 1, pp. 91-178. Pasadena: ASCE Specialty Conference.

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