On Cyclic Testing with Thin Long Hollow Cylinders

by Adel S. Saada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Advances in the Art of Testing Soils Under Cyclic Conditions


The hollow cylinder device has emerged in recent years as an important tool in the investigation of the dynamic behavior of soils. This paper reviews the stress conditions present in the soil specimen and the means of applying them. The results of experimental investigations conducted in the resonant column on cohesive soils are given and discussed. They are combined with data obtained under slower cyclic testing conditions to check the validity of the Ramberg-Osgood-Masing criterion. Anisotropy is found to be very difficult to erase and the behavior of isotropic clays is found to be totally different from anisotropic ones.

Subject Headings: Soil properties | Soil dynamics | Soil stress | Cyclic tests | Cylinders | Soil tests | Dynamic tests

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