SIMULTANEOUS DETERMINATION OF IN SITU SWELLING PRESSURE AND SHEAR STRENGTH

An instrument, the ISP (in situ swelling pressure) probe, and a testing technique which allows simultaneous in situ measurement of lateral swelling pressure and undrained shear strength of expansive clays, are described in this paper. In situ tests were performed in an expansive clay profile. The tests are described and the results are presented and discussed. It is concluded that the instrument and testing technique can be used to measure in situ swelling pressure and shear strength, however the shear testing apparatus needs to be modified. (Author/TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 80-84
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 84/3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85825-219-8
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM