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Results are presented for four series of isotropically consolidated undrained triaxial shear tests conducted on recompacted specimens of Banding Sand. Specimen preparation procedures and the method of loading were varied to determine their effect on the undrained steady state strength of the sand and on the position of the steady state void ratio curve. Comparison of test results indicates that both sample preparation technique and method of loading affect the undrained steady-state strength.
triaxial test, liquefaction, steady state strength, critical void ratio, compaction, specimen preparation
Executive officer, 92nd Engineering Branch, Fort Stewart, GA