SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1960

Automation in Consolidation Testing


Of all the various tests performed on soils, the most time consuming one is the laboratory test for consolidation. Essentially this test consists of determining the time-compression relation under constant loading of a laterally confined soil mass. Ideally, a continuous record of the relation would be desirable. Practically, sufficient separate readings are taken so that a reasonably smooth time-compression curve can be drawn.

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Karol, R., H.
Karol-Warner, Inc., Highland Park, N. J.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 106–115
DOI: 10.1520/STP44308S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5952-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6106-1