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A Multistage Triaxial Test for Unsaturated Soils
Geotechnical engineer, Fugro (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hong Kong,
Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
A triaxial testing procedure is presented for measuring the increase in shear strength resulting from soil suction in an unsaturated soil. Necessary modifications on a conventional triaxial cell are described. A simple graphical method is presented to interpret the test data in accordance with the shear strength equation for unsaturated soils.
soil tests, shear strength, triaxial tests, capillary pressures, pore air pressures, pore water pressures, high air entry disc, diffused air, multistage triaxial test
Paper ID: GTJ10795J
Title A Multistage Triaxial Test for Unsaturated Soils
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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