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    Laboratory Shear Strength of Soil

    Yong RN, Townsend FC
    Published: 1981

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    Describes the development of new test techniques and methods for the evaluation of the laboratory shear strength of soil.

    Table of Contents



    State of the Art: Laboratory Strength Testing of Soils

    Comparison of Various Methods for Determining K0

    Apparatus and Techniques for Static Triaxial Testing of Ballast

    Mechanical Behavior and Testing Methods of Unsaturated Soils

    Determination of Tensile Strength of Soils by Unconfined-Penetration Test

    Torsion Shear Apparatus for Soil Testing

    A Servo System for Controlled Stress Path Tests

    A New Control System for Soils Testing

    Lateral Stress Measurements in Direct Simple Shear Device

    Tensile Properties of Compacted Soils

    Effect of Organic Material on Soil Shear Strength

    Effect of Shearing Strain-Rate on the Undrained Strength of Clay

    Undrained Shear Behavior of a Marine Clay

    Shearing Behavior of Compacted Clay after Saturation

    Plane-Strain Testing of Sand

    Effect of End Membrane Thickness on the Strength of “Frictionless” Cap and Base Tests

    Field Density, Gradation, and Triaxial Testing of Large-Size Rockfill for Little Blue Run Dam

    State of the Art: Data Reduction and Application for Analytical Modeling

    Normalized Stress-Strain for Undrained Shear Tests

    The Critical-State Pore Pressure Parameter from Consolidated-Undrained Shear Tests

    Nonlinear Anisotropic Stress-Strain-Strength Behavior of Soils

    A General Time-Related Soil Friction Increase Phenomenon

    On the Random Aspect of Shear Strength

    Preconsolidation Pressure Predicted Using sup Ratio

    Stress Path Tests with Controlled Rotation of Principal Stress Directions

    Shear Strength of Cohesionless Soils from Incremental Creep Test Data

    Comparison of Shear Strength Values Derived from Laboratory Triaxial, Borehole Shear, and Cone Penetration Tests

    Borehole Shear Test in Geotechnical Investigations

    Concepts for a Shear-Normal Gage to Estimate In Situ Soil Strength and Strength Angle

    Residual Shear Strength Determination of Overconsolidated Nespelem Clay

    The Need for Pore Pressure Information from Shear Tests

    Behavior of an Overconsolidated Sensitive Clay in Drained K0-Triaxial Tests

    Discussion of “State of the Art: Laboratory Strength Testing of Soils”

    Discussion of “State of the Art: Laboratory Strength Testing of Soils”

    Discussion on Laboratory Shear Devices

    Limitations of Direct Simple Shear Test Devices

    Discussion of Soil Testing Practices

    Some Aspects of Clay Behavior and Their Consequences on Modeling Techniques

    Development, Testing Requirements, and Fitting Procedure of Elastic-Plastic Models

    A Qualitative Stress-Strain (Time) Model for Soft Clays


    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP740-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4806-2

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0789-2