Capacitance Techniques for Radial Deformations

by A. G. Altschaeffl, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN,
Louis P. Mishu, (A.M.ASCE), Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 1487-1491

Document Type: Journal Paper


A sensitive device for measuring radial deformations in the triaxial test is described herein. The device measures the change in capacitance associated with a changing gap around the specimen and does not require contact with the soil sample.

Subject Headings: Radiation | Deformation (mechanics) | Triaxial tests | Soil analysis | Soil deformation | Triaxial loads | Soil tests

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