Journal Published Online: 01 March 1985
Volume 8, Issue 1

Alternative Test Method for Ensuring Full Saturation in Triaxial Samples



Under certain circumstances, the measurement of the B value does not prove a reliable guide for ensuring that a triaxial sample is fully saturated. In such cases, an alternative method, that of monitoring compressional-wave signals, is suggested. The amount of instrumentation required is modest, and the method has proven dependable over a large number of tests on sand.

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Strachan, P
Earthsearch, Ltd., Burnopfield, Tyne and Wear, England
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Stock #: GTJ10857J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10857J