Volume 5, Issue 1/2 (March 1982)

    A Multistage Triaxial Test for Unsaturated Soils


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    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.

    Author Information:

    Ho, DYF
    Geotechnical engineer, Fugro (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hong Kong,

    Fredlund, DG
    Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Stock #: GTJ10795J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10795J

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    Title A Multistage Triaxial Test for Unsaturated Soils
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18