The Effective Stress Path for Soil at High Pressure

by Jerry A. Yamamuro, Univ of California, Los Angeles, United States,
Poul V. Lade, Univ of California, Los Angeles, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


The effect of increasing stiffness in the soil skeleton on the effective stress path in undrained triaxial compression tests is experimentally examined and found to not be significant. The effect of creep in the soil skeleton tends to overshadow any possible effect of increasing soil stiffness.

Subject Headings: Effective stress | Soil stress | Soil pressure | Soil compression | Compression tests | Triaxial tests | Soil tests | Shear tests

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