Triaxial-vane tests on a soft marine clay

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Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Pages1118; # of pages: 8
Subjectmarine clay; triaxial cell machines; triaxial tests; shear strength
AbstractThis paper describes a triaxial-vane apparatus constructed at the Divison of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa. A series of tests was conducted on a soft marine clay from South Gloucester, Ontario. Various consolidation pressures were used to study the effect of pressure on vane strength. The test results show that the vane strength is relatively insensitive to a change in vertical consolidation pressure only, but increases steadily with increase in the all-round or horizontal consolidation pressure. This phenomenon is explained using an analysis that incorporates strength anisotropy. The practical implications resulting from this study are also discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17238
NPARC number20375265
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Record created2012-07-23
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