Triaxial Shear Tests on Pervious Gravelly Soils

by W.G. Holtz,
H.J. Gibbs,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 1, Pg. 1-22


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Tests to determine shear characteristics of free draining gravelly soils; relations between shear resistance and density, amount of gravel, gradation, maximum particle size, and particle shape; effect of testing speed on shear test data and effect of specimen size for any maximum particle size up to 3 in.

Subject Headings: Shear tests | Triaxial tests | Shear resistance | Soil tests | Particle size distribution | Sandy soils | Drainage | Soil properties

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