SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1964

Influence of Placement Condition on Shear Test Results on Compacted Soil


Triaxial compression tests on compacted specimens of till show that the effective shear parameters, shear strength, dilatancy, and strain at failure are affected by both compactive effort and placement water content. The method of saturating specimens prior to shear was varied allowing no prestress and had no significant effect on test results.

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Bazett, DJ
the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario
Bell, ES
the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 423–434
DOI: 10.1520/STP30019S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4568-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0048-0