Nomenclature - TML Testing Wiki
Open main menu
Nomenclature
The following is a
list
of common nomenclature used on this wiki:
Nomenclature
Meaning
(s
_{u}
)
_{cs}
Critical State Undrained Shear Strength
(s
_{u}
)
_{p}
Peak Undrained Shear Strength
(u
_{a}
-u
_{w}
)
Matric Suction
c'
Effective Cohesion Factor
D
_{r}
Relative Density
e
Void Ratio
E'
and
E'
_{s}
Effective Elastic Modulus (Drained Conditions)
or
Effective Young's Modulus (Drained Conditions)
E
_{u}
Undrained Elastic Modulus
or
Undrained Young's Modulus
g
Acceleration Due to Gravity
(~9.81 m/s
^{2}
)
G
Shear Modulus
G
_{max}
Maximum Shear Modulus
G
_{s}
Specific Gravity
or
Particle Density
M
_{s}
Mass of Solids
M
_{w}
Mass of Water
M
_{t}
Total Mass
n
Porosity
P
_{z}
Axial Plunger Load
S
Degree of Saturation
s
_{u}
Undrained Shear Strength
u
_{a}
Pore Air Pressure
u
_{w}
Pore Water Pressure
v
Poisson's Ratio
V
_{a}
Volume of Air
V
_{s}
Volume of Solids
V
_{t}
Total Volume
V
_{v}
Volume of Voids
V
_{w}
Volume of Water
w
Net Water Content by Weight
w
^{1}
Gross Water Content by Weight
W
_{s}
Mass of Solids
W
_{t}
Total Mass
W
_{w}
Mass of Water
ψ
Matric Suction
ε
_{1}
Axial Strain
θ
Volumetric Water Content
(
Gross
)
θ
_{net}
Volumetric Water Content
(
Net
)
φ'
or
Φ'
Effective Internal Friction Angle
φ'
_{cs}
or
Φ'
_{cs}
Critical State Effective Internal Friction Angle
φ'
_{p}
or
Φ'
_{p}
Peak Effective Internal Friction Angle
ρ
_{b}
Bulk Density
or
Wet Density
ρ
_{d}
Dry Density
ρ
_{st}
Specific Gravity
or
Particle Density
ρ
_{w}
Density of Water
(~1 g/cm
^{3}
)
γ
Unit Weight
or
Bulk Unit Weight
or
Wet Unit Weight
γ
_{b}
Bulk Unit Weight
or
Wet Unit Weight
γ
_{d}
Dry Unit Weight
γ
_{sat}
Saturated Unit Weight
γ
_{w}
Unit Weight of Water
(~9.81 kN/m
^{3}
)
γ
_{'}
Effective Unit Weight
σ
Normal Stress
σ
_{1}
Axial Stress
or
Major Principal Stress
σ
_{3}
Confining Stress
or
Minor Principal Stress
σ
_{c}
Contact Stress
σ
_{d}
Deviator Stress
σ'
Effective Stress
τ
Shear Stress
χ
Bishop
's Factor for the
Degree of Saturation
- See
Liquefaction
See Also
Edit
Abbreviations
Terms
Last modified on 6 July 2016, at 00:25