Membrane for Rockfill Triaxial Testing

by Clarence K. Chan, (M.ASCE), Res. Engr.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 8, Pg. 849-854

Document Type: Journal Paper


This technical note describes a study that was undertaken to develop a reliable, inexpensive membrane system for testing large specimens under high pressures. The system consists of several layers of rubber to provide the necessary strength to bridge large voids, covered by a thin outer membrane to provide a seal.

Subject Headings: Triaxial tests | Membranes | System reliability | Covered bridges | Structural strength | Bridge tests | Voids

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