A cooperative cyclic triaxial strength test program was performed by eight university, government, and consulting laboratories to define the cyclic strength characteristics often called the liquefaction potential or cyclic mobility of a standard test sand. Other laboratories may check the adequacy of their cyclic triaxial test equipment and testing procedures by duplicating the results of these tests. It was found that a good degree of agreement for cyclic soil strength values could only be achieved among different laboratories when proper attention was given to the following testing details: (1) Great care must be taken in measuring specimen dimensions and weight to accurately calculate specimen dry weight; (2) tested specimen dry weights, must be within 0.5 pcf (8 kg/sq m) of the specified value; (3) specimen preparation techniques must not deviate from the specified method; and (4) a smooth periodic loading wave form, such as a sine wave, should be used for testing. /ASCE/

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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • SILVER, M L
    • CHAN, C K
    • Ladd, R S
    • Lee, K L
    • Tiedemann, D A
    • Townsend, F C
    • Valera, J E
    • Wilson, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00139328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #12145 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM