Volume Change Measurement of Soil Specimen in Triaxial Test

    Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 2004)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 17 December 2003

    Page Count: 10


    Leong, EC
    Associate Professor, NTU-PWD Geotechnical Research Centre, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,

    Agus, SS
    NTU-PWD Geotechnical Research Centre, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University,

    Rahardjo, H
    Associate Professor, NTU-PWD Geotechnical Research Centre, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,

    (Received 8 August 2001; accepted 10 February 2003)

    Abstract

    Measuring the volume change of a soil specimen during a test has become a standard routine in laboratory testing. Accurate volume change measurement does not depend solely on the resolution of the measurement devices used but also on other factors such as the measurement method, cell pressure, temperature fluctuations, system creep, and system compliance. This paper examines volume change measurement inferred from the volume of the confining water in a triaxial cell. In particular, the effects of stiffness of the pressure cell and temperature fluctuations on the accuracy of the volume change measurements are investigated. A method to correct for temperature effects on the volume of water in a triaxial pressure cell for providing a more reliable measurement of the volume change of a soil specimen is suggested. The suggested method can also be applied in triaxial apparatuses using double cells.


    Paper ID: GTJ10704

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10704

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    Title Volume Change Measurement of Soil Specimen in Triaxial Test
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