1990 Volume 42 Issue 6 Pages 18-23
This paper presents an experimental approach for the shear resistance of fill materials in the steel framed Sabo structures. The experiments have been performed by applying the horizontal load to the rigid frame with or without fill materials, respectively. The pure shear resistance of fill materials in the case of rigid frame test has been compared with the one in the case of the simple shear frame test. It is found that the pure shear resistance of fill materials in the rigid frame test is greater than the one in the simple frame test. The effects of the upper load, particle size and the frame rigidity are also examined on the relation between the shear resistance and horizontal displacement.