Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 1988)

    Multistage Direct Shear Testing of Unsaturated Soils

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    A conventional direct shear box was modified to accommodate the testing of an unsaturated soil. The design concepts and necessary modifications to the apparatus are described. A multistage testing procedure is outlined. Typical results from direct shear tests are presented. The results illustrate the relationship between suction and shear strength for a glacial till soil.


    Author Information:

    Gan, KJ
    Geotechnical engineer, Minconsult Sdn. Bhd., Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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


    Stock #: GTJ10959J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10959J

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    Title Multistage Direct Shear Testing of Unsaturated Soils
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    Committee D18