Volume 37, Issue 4 (July 2014)

    Comparison of True Triaxial and Hollow Cylinder Tests on Cross-Anisotropic Sand Specimens

    (Received 12 September 2013; accepted 14 March 2014)

    Published Online: 2014

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    Experiments have been performed in true triaxial equipment and in hollow cylinder equipment on dense Fine Nevada sand to study and compare the influence of the intermediate principal stress on the behavior observed in the two types of apparatuses. By suitable application of outside and inside pressures in hollow cylinder tests performed on cross-anisotropic sand deposits with horizontal bedding planes (without application of shear stresses), generated stress states are comparable with those applied in true triaxial tests on oriented specimens in Sector I and III of the octahedral plane. Stress non-uniformities occur in the hollow cylinder specimens and they may affect the results of these tests. The experiments showed good comparison in Sector I, but those in Sector III were not comparable because the hollow cylinder tests showed effects of buckling instability, failure in the σ2-direction, and effects of stiff versus flexible boundaries through which the pressures were applied.


    Author Information:

    Lade, Poul V.
    Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, D.C.,

    Rodriguez, Nina M.
    General Engineer, Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command 05C, Washington, D.C.,


    Stock #: GTJ20130155

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20130155

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    Title Comparison of True Triaxial and Hollow Cylinder Tests on Cross-Anisotropic Sand Specimens
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