Consolidation Apparatus for Testing Unsaturated Soils

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 1996)

    ISSN: 0149-6115


    Page Count: 13

    Rahardjo, H
    Senior lecturer, School of Civil and Structural Engineering, Nanyang Technological University,

    Fredlund, DG
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


    An apparatus for performing consolidation tests under K0 conditions was designed and constructed for testing unsaturated soils. Three types of consolidation tests are of interest in unsaturated soils. These are: (1) constant water content loading tests, (2) consolidation under a net total stress, and (3) consolidation under a matric suction. The apparatus had been used for simultaneous and separate measurements of pore-air and pore-water pressures for all three types of consolidation tests. The experimental results demonstrate the pore pressure and volume change behavior of an unsaturated soil during these tests.

    Paper ID: GTJ10712J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10712J

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    Title Consolidation Apparatus for Testing Unsaturated Soils
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18