Multiple-stage triaxial test for determining c' and o' of saturated soils

  1. (PDF, 792 KB)
AuthorSearch for:
Proceedings titleTechnical Memorandum, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
ConferenceCanadian Papers Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: 01 July 1961, Paris
Pages15; # of pages: 5
AbstractThe multiple-stage compression test provides a possible method of determining the shear strength parameters of a soil, c' and rJ', by means of a single test on a single sample. In the past, the multiple-stage principle has been used successfully for testing unsaturated soils, and this paper reports its application to compression testing of saturated natural and remoulded soils. For consolidated undrained tests with pore pressure measurements, it was found that the values of c' and rJ' determined from multiple-stage tests compare favourably with the results of conventional tests. For fully drained tests, it was found that the multiple-stage compression test could only be applied for soils having low sensitivities.
Publication date
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number21096
NPARC number20374016
Export citationExport as RIS
Report a correctionReport a correction
Record identifier45bc42fa-8c07-47ab-adbe-3c280da3bea8
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
Bookmark and share
  • Share this page with Facebook (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Twitter (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Google+ (Opens in a new window)
  • Share this page with Delicious (Opens in a new window)