UNIAXIAL TENSION, BIAXIAL LOADING AND WETTING TESTS ON LOESS

Element tests have been made with undisturbed and disturbed samples of loess. The tensile strength for different water contents is separably influenced by capillarity and cementation. Biaxial loading with proportional and non-proportional stress paths with constant water content shows the combined effect of the grain skeleton, capillarity and cementation. Biaxial wetting tests with constant lateral stress components lead to further deformations from changes of suction. An interpretation with partial stresses of the skeleton and due to capillary and solid bridges is briefly outlined. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 881647.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 145-50

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5410-583-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM