The authors point out that in their experiments, no visual cracking could be noticed before reaching peak stress. It is also noted that the rate of testing has significant effects in changing the pore pressure gradients within the specimen, thus causing differences in the tensile behavior of the specimen tested. The effect of time on the tensile behavior of soils depends on the type of tensile test used, soil type, water content, temperature and many other factors. An equation is presented which relates the measured tensile strain on the cylindrical specimen to the 2 principal stresses. Comments are also made regarding the testing devices used, the calibration curve, and other details.

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    • Closure of discussion of Proc. Paper 10828, September 1974.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Discussers:
    • Gopala Krishnayya, A V
    • Eisenstein, Z
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00142228
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Discussion
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM