Effects of Loading on Triaxial Test Results

by Raymond Lundgren,
James K. Mitchell,
James H. Wilson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 2, Pg. 407-420

Document Type: Journal Paper


A loading procedure for triaxial testing of soils which incorporates the advantages of both the stress-control (incremental loading) and constant rate-of-strain types of test is described. The technique entails using stress control until the peak deviator stress is approached, then converting the test to strain-rate control. A convenient and reliable apparatus for performing this test is described and test results are compared for the three types of tests.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Triaxial tests | Soil tests | Triaxial loads | Load factors | Soil stress | Loading rates | Strain rates

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