A Clay Calibration Chamber for Testing Field Devices

    Volume 14, Issue 4 (December 1991)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 11


    Anderson, WF
    Reader, University of Sheffield, Sheffield,

    Pyrah, IC
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield,

    Fryer, SJ
    Senior lecturer, University of Sheffield, Sheffield,

    Abstract

    This paper describes the design of a calibration chamber suitable for the preparation of uniform clay beds in which the performance of full-size field test devices may be studied. Details are given of the clay bed preparation procedure by which clay slurry is initially consolidated under K0 conditions and then further conso using equal or unequal horizontal and vertical stresses. Field equipment may be tested in the clay bed, which is maintained under known horizontal and vertical boundary stresses during the test. Self-boring pressuremeter tests have been successfully carried out in the clay bed.


    Paper ID: GTJ10212J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10212J

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    Title A Clay Calibration Chamber for Testing Field Devices
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