Small Strain Measurements Using Triaxial Apparatus

by Richard S. Ladd,
Paul Dutko,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advances in the Art of Testing Soils Under Cyclic Conditions


This paper presents a detailed testing methodology which can be used to determine the cyclic properties of soils at very small strains using triaxial apparatus. A discussion of specific apparatus requirements is presented along with methods for apparatus calibration and test specimen preparation. Results of tests conducted using Monterey 0 soil are presented and compared to test results obtained using resonant column apparatus.

Subject Headings: Triaxial tests | Strain | Equipment and machinery | Cyclic tests | Soil stress | Stress strain relations | Wave measurement | Shear stress

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search