EVALUATION OF THE LABORATORY VANE SHEAR TEST

A COMPARISON WAS MADE BETWEEN THE LABORATORY VANE STRENGTH AND THE UNCONFINED COMPRESSION STRENGTH OF SEVERAL REMOLDED SOILS. IT WAS FOUND THAT A CONSTANT RATIO OF UNCONFINED COMPRESSIVE SHEAR STRENGTH TO THE VANE SHEAR STRENGTH RESULTED FOR EACH SOIL AND THIS RATIO VARIED BETWEEN 0.6 TO 1.4 FOR THE SOILS TESTED. A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE RATIO AND THE PLASTICITY INDEX OF THE SOILS WAS NOTED. SOILS WITH A LOW PLASTICITY INDEX GENERALLY HAD A LOW RATIO. THE RATIO INCREASED AND THEN BECAME RELATIVELY CONSTANT WITH INCREASING PLASTICITY INDEXES. THE EFFECT OF VANE SIZE, RATE OF SHEAR, AND AGEING OF THE REMOLDED SAMPLES BEFORE TESTING WAS STUDIED. POCKET PENETROMETER TESTS WERE ALSO MADE ON EACH OF THE SAMPLES TESTED. /AUTHOR/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-33
  • Monograph Title: Measurements and Relationships of Soil Stress and Strength
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  • Accession Number: 00228574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:37AM