An Electromagnetic Connection for Triaxial Testing

    Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 1988)

    ISSN: 0149-6115


    Page Count: 3

    de Gijt, JG
    Senior engineer, Public Works of Rotterdam, Rotterdam,

    Pronk, WD
    Senior laboratory technician, Fugro Geotechnical Engineers, B.V., Leidschendam,


    This paper describes a new tensile connection for transmitting tensile forces to triaxial test specimens. Comparative tests show that the loading and frequency characteristics of this electromagnetic connection are considerably better than those of commercially available screw and vacuum type connections. This means that two-way cyclic triaxial tests can be controlled with much greater precision. Also the procedures for specimen preparation are considerably simplified.

    Paper ID: GTJ10962J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10962J

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Title An Electromagnetic Connection for Triaxial Testing
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18