LOCAL STRAINS AND DISPLACEMENT PATTERNS IN TRIAXIAL SPECIMENS OF A SATURATED CLAY

An x-ray technique is used for the determination of local strains in triaxial specimen of saturated kaolin during shear under stress-controlled conditions. The axial and radial strain distributions in 1.5 in. diameter by 3.0 in. high samples contained between friction ends and lubricated ends are presented. The principal axes of local strains are found to coincide with the vertical and horizontal axes of the specimen. The overall axial and volumetric strains computed from the local strain measurements are in excellent agreement with the overall average measurements conventionally measured using a dial gauge and a burette. During progressive failure in compression rigid zones were found to develop at the two ends of the specimen. No rigid zones were observed during progressive failure in extension tests. /Author/TRRL/

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    Japanese Society of Soil Mech & Foundation Engrs

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • BALASUBRAMANIAM, A S
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 101-114
  • Serial:
    • SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: JAPANESE GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0038-0806

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147918
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM