shear test method Articles

  • A Cyclic Undrained Simple Shear Testing Method for Soils

    An undrained simple shear testing method for soils using a torsional shear apparatus is described, in which a hollow cylindrical specimen is sheared under plane strain conditions without deforming and rotating all horizontal planes. In this testing method, the simple shear deformation mode is achieved only by several mechanical means without using an automated pressure control system. Typical ...


    By ASTM International

  • Simple Shear of an Undisturbed Soft Marine Clay in NGI and Torsional Shear Equipment

    A series of undrained, simple shear tests were performed on undisturbed, soft, marine clay from the continental slope of Israel in a direct simple shear device (NGI) and in a new torsional shear apparatus. The new apparatus is described, and the problematics of simple shear testing in both devices are discussed. Most previous torsional shear testing on clays reported in the literature has been ...


    By ASTM International

  • Pore-Water Pressure Buildup in Clean Sands Because of Cyclic Straining

    The prediction of pore-water pressure buildup in sands caused by undrained cyclic loading is one of the key items in evaluating the potential for liquefaction of sandy sites during earthquakes. Presented herein are data indicating that, in strain-controlled tests, there is a predictable correlation between cyclic shear strain, number of cycles, and pore-water pressure buildup; this correlation is ...


    By ASTM International

  • Suggested Method for Performing the Borehole Shear Test

    ASTM Committee D18.02 on Sampling and Related Field Testing for Soil Investigation (Mr. Ralph Brown, Chairman) suggested that this proposed suggested method be published herein to provide exposure and solicit comments for users. The purpose is to improve its clarity, accuracy, and acceptibility, so that in the future, Committee D18.02 may submit it for publication in the Annual Book of ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Design and Testing of a Synthetic Clay Soil

    A synthetic clay soil mixture was designed and fabricated to comply with similitude requirements set forth in a dynamic scale-model pile group foundation test. The prototype soil was a stiff, fissured, overconsolidated clay soil at the University of Houston Pile Test Facility. The dynamic response of the model soil was determined through testing by resonant column/torsional simple shear methods ...


    By ASTM International

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