SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1964

High-Pressure Triaxial Tests on a Compacted Sand and an Undisturbed Silt


Triaxial S tests were performed on undisturbed Cannonsville silt and on a compacted sand at confining pressures ranging from 1 to 40 kg/cm. It was found that both soils exhibited a net increase in volume during shear at low confining pressures but exhibited a net decrease in volume during shear at high confining pressures.

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Hirschfeld, RC
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Poulos, SJ
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 329–339
DOI: 10.1520/STP30009S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4568-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0048-0