SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1960

Triaxial Compression Tests on Soils Using Variable Lateral Pressure


Triaxial compression tests were made on a sand, with the chamber pressure varied in one series of tests and held constant in another series. Similarities in strength and some aspects of the stress-strain relationships suggest that a single variable-pressure test may supply essentially the same information as a series of conventional constant-pressure tests. These test results are analyzed and brief references are made to techniques of different forms of variable pressure tests that have been used on other materials.

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Meese, Richard, H.
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Long, Richard, W.
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 365–368
DOI: 10.1520/STP44332S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5952-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6106-1