Volume Changes in Triaxial and Plane Strain Tests

by W. D. Liam Finn,
Neil H. Wade,
Kenneth L. Lee,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 6, Pg. 297-308


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Volume changes occurring in packings of rigid spheres during deformation under both triaxial and plane strain conditions are analyzed theoretically. It is shown that smaller volume changes occur under plane strain conditions for equal axial strain. Experimental data indicate that the result holds true for real soils. The relevance of the result to a study of the strength of soil under high confining pressures is discussed.

Subject Headings: Plane strain | Axial forces | Soil strength | Soil pressure | Triaxial tests | Spheres | Deformation (mechanics) | Soil analysis |

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