Preparing Test Specimens Using Undercompaction

    Volume 1, Issue 1 (March 1978)

    ISSN: 0149-6115


    Page Count: 8

    Ladd, RS
    Associate and laboratory directorMember of ASTM, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Clifton, N.J.


    A specimen preparation procedure is presented that offers an improved method of preparing reconstituted sand specimens for cyclic triaxial testing. The method leads to more consistent and repeatable test results. This procedure (1) minimizes particle segregation, (2) can be used for compacting most types of sands having a wide range in relative densities, and (3) permits determination of the optimum cyclic strength of a given sand at a given dry unit weight.

    Paper ID: GTJ10364J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10364J

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    Title Preparing Test Specimens Using Undercompaction
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18