SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Oedometer Testing at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute


The paper describes the test equipment, the testing procedures, and the interpretation of the results from oedometer tests as practiced today by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. Both the incremental loading and the constant-rate-of-strain methods are used. The test procedures and the interpretation include steps to account for the effects of sample disturbance. A new method for determination of the coefficient of consolidation is presented.

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Sandbaekken, G
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
Berre, T
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
Lacasse, S
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 329–353
DOI: 10.1520/STP34622S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4962-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0446-4