PREPARING TEST SPECIMENS USING UNDERCOMPACTION

A specimen preparation procedure is presented that offers an improved method of preparing reconstituted sand specimens for cyclic triaxial testing. The method of preparing reconstituted sand specimens for cyclic triaxial testing. The method leads to more consistent and repeatable test results. This procedure (1) minimizes particle segregation, (2) can be used for compacting most types of sands having a wide range in relative densities,and (3) permits determination of the optimum cyclic strength of a given sand at a given dry unit weight. /Author/

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    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  USA  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Ladd, R S
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 16-23
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  • Accession Number: 00177319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM