BEHAVIOR OF COMPACTED SOIL IN TENSION

In this discussion, recommended procedures for routine indirect tensile testing are summarized. The technique is based on the simultaneous measurement of total vertical and horizontal deformation of the specimen and compressive load applied to the specimen. A horizontal deformation measuring device which is basically a set of cantilevered aluminum arms has been designed. The device is calibrated to provide output in terms of total horizontal deformation; this response is plotted versus total compressive load applied to the specimen. Vertical deformation is also measured from the vertical movement of an upper plate and is plotted versus total compressive load. From the load- deformation curves, the corresponding vertical and horizontal deformations are replotted up to the failure load. A table is presented of the equations for the various material characterization parameters utilizing these indirect tensile test data.

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  • Accession Number: 00127108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11534 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM