Constant-Rate-of-Strain and Controlled-Gradient Consolidation Testing

    Volume 1, Issue 1 (March 1978)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 13


    Gorman, CT
    Senior research engineer, chief research engineer, and assistant director of researchmember of ASTM, Bureau of Highways, Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Kentucky,

    Hopkins, TC
    Senior research engineer, chief research engineer, and assistant director of researchmember of ASTM, Bureau of Highways, Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Kentucky,

    Deen, RC
    Senior research engineer, chief research engineer, and assistant director of researchmember of ASTM, Bureau of Highways, Department of Transportation, Commonwealth of Kentucky,

    Drnevich, VP
    Associate professor of civil engineeringmember of ASTM, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

    Abstract

    Controlled-gradient (CG), constant-rate-of-strain (CRS), and conventional incremental-loading (STD) consolidation testing are compared and evaluated. Undisturbed samples of three soils common to Kentucky were used in the testing program. Results of 15 CG, 14 CRS, and 32 STD consolidation tests are evaluated. The feasibility of these new test methods for routine testing is briefly discussed and recommendations are made for refinements in testing procedures.


    Paper ID: GTJ10363J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10363J

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    Title Constant-Rate-of-Strain and Controlled-Gradient Consolidation Testing
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18