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

Abstract: 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: Equipment and machinery | Soil tests | Strain | Soil stress | Cyclic tests | Triaxial tests | Calibration

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