Lab Services: Soil testing

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Test Method Title

Consolidated, Drained Triaxial Compression Test for Soils

Reference Number

USACE EM 1110-2-1906

Material

Soil

Test Property

Strength, Stress-strain relationship

Description of Test

This test method covers the determination of strength and stress-strain relationships of a cylindrical specimen of either an undisturbed or remolded saturated cohesive soil. Specimens are isotropically consolidated and sheared in compression with drainage at a constant rate of axial deformation (strain controlled).

Preferred Test Sample Size

2.87 in diameter x 3 ft Shelby tube or equivalent; Can perform on up to 6" diameter x 12" high specimens

Number of Test Specimens

3

Test Specimen Size

Minimum of 1.3 in diameter, with a height-to-average diameter of 2-2.5, with minimum particle size 1/6 the diameter. Can perform on up to 6" diameter x 12" high specimens

Keywords

back pressure saturation; consolidated drained strength; effective stresses; non-cohesive soil; strain-controlled loading; stress-strain relationships, CD triaxial, pore pressure

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