Published: Jan 1981
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This discussion starts with a general assessment of the capabilities of several types of laboratory shear devices and their corresponding suitability for use in specialized design practice and for basic research into the constitutive stress-strain-strength relationships of soils. It then focuses in greater depth on two specific topics: use of the Geonor Direct Simple Shear (DSS) device for design practice involving soft clays, and experimental requirements needed to reliably measure stress-strain-strength behavior in cross anisotropic soils.
anisotropy, clay, deformation, laboratory test equipment, sand, shear modulus, shear strength, shear tests
Professor of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Paper ID: STP28778S