SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1951

Triaxial Testing Adapted to Soils, Flexible Base, and Foundations


The paper gives the reasons for entering into triaxial testing of various soil materials and for designing special equipment to accomplish this purpose. The materials to be tested include disturbed, remolded soils, with and without aggregate, or flexible base, in which maxium particle size is limited to 2 in., and undisturbed cores of foundation materials. The specially designed equipment is described and the procedure is defined in some detail in the interest of reproducibility. The application of the test data to the design of flexible bases and to the analysis of foundation problems is discussed.

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Hank, R., J.
Texas Highway Department, Austin, Texas
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Developed by Committee: D04
Pages: 138–151
DOI: 10.1520/STP48411S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6732-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6503-8