Journal Published Online: 01 December 1980
Volume 3, Issue 4

An Instrumented Triaxial Cell for Cyclic Loading of Clays



The various features of a novel triaxial cell for research work involving the consolidation and testing of clays under cyclic or static loading are described. Instrumentation is included for the accurate measurement of axial and radial deformations directly on the sample during both consolidation and subsequent cyclic loading. Stiff, sensitive systems have been designed to obtain pore pressure measurements both at the base and near the center of the test specimen. A novel load cell is built in to the loading ram for determination of deviator stress, and a pressure transducer monitors confining stress. Special fittings have been devised to provide long-term lubrication of loading platens. A servo-system permits consolidation under zero radial strain conditions.

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Brown, SF
University of Nottingham, England
Austin, G
University of Oxford, England
Overy, RF
University of Nottingham, England
Pages: 8
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Stock #: GTJ10911J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10911J