Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 1996)

    Consolidation Apparatus for Testing Unsaturated Soils


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    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.

    Author Information:

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

    Fredlund, DG
    University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Stock #: GTJ10712J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10712J

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