Volume 16, Issue 2 (June 1993)

    B-Value Measurements for Granular Materials at High Confining Pressures

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    The pore-pressure coefficient, B, is used often to check the degree of saturation of triaxial specimens. A B-value approaching unity is taken to indicate full saturation. The B-value has been measured experimentally at high confining pressures (0.07 to 69 MPa) and found to be substantially less than unity, despite full saturation. Although lowered B-values can be evaluated reliably under high-stress conditions, saturation checks are performed most conveniently at low confining pressures.


    Author Information:

    Yamamuro, JA
    Graduate student and professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

    Lade, PV
    Graduate student and professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, CA


    Stock #: GTJ10033J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10033J

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    Title B-Value Measurements for Granular Materials at High Confining Pressures
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    Committee D18