A NEW DIMENSION IN SOIL TESTING

A description is given of a piece of equipment originally developed as a portable consolidation testing machine but which has now been adapted to carry out a full range of triaxial tests. The "tricon" now commercially available, is said to have retained the compactness & portability of the early piece of equipment constructed for simple tests on undisturbed specimens of shrinking and swelling clays, but its capability has been extended to include routine one-dimensional consolidation tests and a full range of undrained and drained triaxial tests. Loads may be applied by hand or by motors driven by hand or by motors driven by battery or mains. It is a multi-use machine equally at home in a central laboratory or the back of a land rover. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Parry, RHG
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-29
  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM