Prevention of Sample Deterioration

    Volume 11, Issue 4 (December 1988)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Brown, PT
    Senior lecturer, Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney,

    Chow, JC-P
    Master of engineering science graduate, School of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Sydney,

    Abstract

    A series of unconsolidated undrained triaxial compression tests was carried out on specimens of reconstituted kaolin to determine the effects on modulus and strength of two different methods of sample storage after unloading. These results are compared with the values obtained when no unloading occurs, and when unloading is followed immediately by testing. It is seen that use of a simple sample compressor to restore the in-situ vertical effective stress in the specimen is very successful in reducing the deterioration of samples between unloading and testing.


    Paper ID: GTJ10663J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10663J

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    Title Prevention of Sample Deterioration
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    Committee D18