Bending Test for Compacted Clays

by Arif Ajaz, Principal Engineer; NESPAK, Lahore, India; formerly, Engr., Binnie and Partners, Consulting Engrs., London, England,
Richard H.G. Parry, (M.ASCE), Lect.; Engrg. Dept., Univ. of Cambridge, Cambridge, England,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 9, Pg. 929-943

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method of testing soil beams has been developed to investigate the behavior of compacted clays under stress gradient conditions and total stress tension and compression. A two-point loading system is adopted and deformations observed by dial gage and by radiographic means. Stresses in the beam are derived by a differential method not requiring the assumption of a specific stress-strain law.

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Stress strain relations | Soil compression | Soil tests | Clays | Soil stress | Beams | Compression tests

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