An Instrumented Triaxial Cell for Cyclic Loading of Clays

    Volume 3, Issue 4 (December 1980)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Brown, SF
    Reader in civil engineering and senior research assistantmember of ASTM, University of Nottingham,

    Austin, G
    Research assistant, University of Oxford,

    Overy, RF
    Reader in civil engineering and senior research assistantmember of ASTM, University of Nottingham,

    Abstract

    The various features of a novel triaxial cell for research work involving the consolidation and testing of clays under cyclic or static loading are described. Instrumentation is included for the accurate measurement of axial and radial deformations directly on the sample during both consolidation and subsequent cyclic loading. Stiff, sensitive systems have been designed to obtain pore pressure measurements both at the base and near the center of the test specimen. A novel load cell is built in to the loading ram for determination of deviator stress, and a pressure transducer monitors confining stress. Special fittings have been devised to provide long-term lubrication of loading platens. A servo-system permits consolidation under zero radial strain conditions.


    Paper ID: GTJ10911J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10911J

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    Title An Instrumented Triaxial Cell for Cyclic Loading of Clays
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