Volume 18, Issue 1 (March 1995)

    A Resistance Wire Transducer for Circumferential Strain Measurement in Triaxial Tests

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A resistance wire transducer was designed to measure circumferential deformation of a partially saturated triaxial specimen. It utilizes for the measurement changing output voltage in a resistance wire transducer wound around the specimen as it bulges, i.e., increases in circumference. This circumferential change can be converted into lateral deformation. The proposed transducer is very small, so it is possible to mount several of them along the height of a specimen and monitor accurately its changing cross sections. The volume of the specimen at any recording time can be calculated from the deformed cross section and axial deformation. The resistance wire transducer is a simple device whose principle provides the potential for a broad spectrum of analogous applications.


    Author Information:

    Skopek, P
    AGRA Earth & Environmental, Edmonton, Alberta

    Cyre, GP
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


    Stock #: GTJ10126J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10126J

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    Title A Resistance Wire Transducer for Circumferential Strain Measurement in Triaxial Tests
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18