Effect of Testing Procedure in Ring Shear Tests

    Volume 11, Issue 3 (September 1988)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Anderson, WF
    Senior lecturer and research student, University of Sheffield, Sheffield,

    Hammoud, F
    Senior lecturer and research student, University of Sheffield, Sheffield,

    Abstract

    This technical note describes a comparison between the results obtained from single-stage and multistage ring shear tests on two different types of normally consolidated clay. The results confirm the brittle behavior of normally consolidated soils containing a high proportion of clay particles and the curved nature of the residual stress failure envelope. Detailed examination of the test data shows that while the multistage technique offers a considerable advantage in terms of the test duration, it may give erroneous results for soils with a high proportion of platy clay particles.


    Paper ID: GTJ10007J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10007J

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