THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SOIL-WATER CHARACTERISTIC CURVE AND THE UNSATURATED SHEAR STRENGTH OF A COMPACTED GLACIAL TILL

The engineering behavioral change from one specimen to another will vary due to differences in soil structure or aggregation. The shear strength of an unsaturated soil and the soil-water characteristic curve are dependent on soil structure or the aggregation, which in turn is dependent on the "initial" water content and the method of compaction. The laboratory preparation of specimens must, therefore, closely represent the physical conditions and the stress state conditions likely to occur in the field if a proper assessment of the shear strength parameters is to be achieved. This paper is primarily concerned with the study of the relationship between the shear strength of an unsaturated soil and its soil-water characteristic curve.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials

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  • Authors:
    • VANAPALLI, S K
    • FREDLUND, D G
    • PUFAHL, D E
  • Publication Date: 1996-9

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  • Accession Number: 00726876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1996 12:00AM