DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SUCTION AND TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED OEDOMETER CELL

A suction and temperature controlled oedometer to test partially saturated soils has been developed. Auxiliary devices (water volume change indicators, diffused air volume indicators, temperature controllers, recording thermometers) and equipment for handling soil specimens at the selected temperature have been also developed. Some examples of tests carried out to investigate the swelling behaviour of Boom clay at different temperatures are given. Test results show that swelling strains increase with temperature. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 881647.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 553-9

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  • Accession Number: 00729113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5410-583-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM