(Received 23 May 2011; accepted 25 June 2012)
Published Online: 03 October 2012
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When lubricated end platens are used in axisymmetric testing of clayey soil specimens, radial or side drainage is often used. As confining pressure increases, the filter paper rapidly loses its flow capacity. An experimental study of different radial drainage materials in compression and extension is presented examining their flow capacity and vertical load corrections at confining pressures ranging from low stresses to approximately 3000 kPa. Drainage materials investigated include filter paper and various non-woven geo-textiles. At high pressures, flow capacity was greatly limited by clogging, thereby limiting the allowable strain rate for drained tests. The vertical load carrying capacity of drainage materials in different configurations (vertical strips or sheets with inclined slots) was determined to be much higher than expected, even for filter paper.
Yamamuro, Jerry A.
Deceased, formerly Associate Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR
Gannett Fleming, Inc., Audubon, PA
Lade, Poul V.
Dept. of Civil Engineering, The Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, D.C.,
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