A Method for Testing Tensile Strength in Unsaturated Soils

    Volume 23, Issue 3 (September 2000)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 6


    Tang, GX
    Engineer, Golder Associates Ltd., Calgary,

    Graham, J
    Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,

    (Received 17 December 1999; accepted 11 January 2000)

    Abstract

    This paper presents a new method for testing tensile strength in unsaturated soils. A rigid tensile mold has been designed and simple testing procedures developed. A series of tension tests has been carried out on densely compacted unsaturated soil specimens to evaluate the method. The material tested in this study was a highly plastic 50:50 (by dry weight) mixture of sand and Na-rich bentonite. Cylindrical specimens were the same size and shape as those used for triaxial tests.


    Paper ID: GTJ11059J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11059J

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    Title A Method for Testing Tensile Strength in Unsaturated Soils
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