Journal Published Online: 01 September 1995
Volume 18, Issue 3

Study of Geoprocesses with Complementary Mechanical and Electromagnetic Wave Measurements in an Oedometer



Particulate geomaterials can be uniquely studied with wave-based techniques. Electromagnetic and mechanical waves interact with the tested material, exciting different phenomena and revealing different information. Complementary wave measurements were implemented in a modified oedometric cell to study and to monitor different processes in geomaterials. The cell and the measuring devices are discussed, followed by a presentation of typical measurements conducted during consolidation, chemical diffusion, and cementation. The paper also includes a discussion of the most common computations and analyses involved in this type of test.

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Fam, M
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Santamarina, C
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
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Stock #: GTJ10999J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10999J