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Title: Testing procedure for estimating fully softened shear strengths of soils using reconstituted material
Authors: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Fort Worth District.
Stephens, Isaac J.
Branch, Al.
Keywords: Soils Soil samples Shear strength Reconstituted soils Reconstituted material Testing Test procedures Laboratory procedures Soil mechanics
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical note (Geo-environmental Tactical Sensor Simulation Program (U.S.)) ; 13-1.
Description: Technical Note
Purpose: A consistent method for reconstituting soil samples is needed for the purpose of creating normally consolidated samples to be used to predict fully softened shear strength. The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in conjunction with Virginia Tech University and under the direction of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District (SWF), developed a procedure to estimate fully softened strengths using reconstituted samples and direct-shear testing equipment. This technical note describes the procedure used to reconstitute soil and the insights gained from using this method.
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