CONSOLIDATION AT CONSTANT RATE OF STRAIN

A NEW GENERAL PURPOSE CONSOLIDOMETER FOR STUDYING THE ONE-DIMENSIONAL CONSOLIDATION BEHAVIOR OF SOILS IS DESCRIBED. THE TEST SPECIMEN CAN BE LOADED INCREMENTALLY, AS IN THE CONVENTIONAL TEST, AT A CONSTANT RATE OF STRESS, OR AT A CONSTANT RATE OF STRAIN. THE APPARATUS CAN ALSO BE USED TO MEASURE RESIDUAL PORE PRESSURES AND SWELL PRESSURES DURING BACK PRESSURE SATURATION AT CONSTANT VOLUME. PORE PRESSURES ARE MEASURED AT THE IMPERVIOUS BASE, AND FREE DRAINAGE OCCURS FROM THE TOP SURFACE. A GENERAL SOLUTION TO THE CONSOLIDATION EQUATION IS DERIVED FROM CONDITIONS OF CONSTANT RATE OF STRAIN ASSUMING CONSTANT C SUB V. CONSTANT RATE OF STRAIN CONSOLIDATION (CRSC) TEST IS SHOWN TO BE A SIMPLER AND MUCH FASTER METHOD FOR MEASURING THE CONSOLIDATION CHARACTERISTICS OF SOILS THAN IS THE CONVENTIOANL TEST. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 97, No SM10, PROC PAPER 8447, PP 1393-1413
  • Authors:
    • Wissa, A E
  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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  • Accession Number: 00236272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1971 12:00AM