Masters Theses


"A back pressure type consolidometer manufactured by Anteus Laboratory Equipment Company is modified to perform either constant hydraulic gradient or constant rate of strain consolidation tests. The modification of the consolidometer and its instrumentation are described. Computer software is developed for the purpose of apparatus control and for test data acquisition and analysis.

Constant hydraulic gradient and constant rate of strain consolidation tests are performed on samples consolidated from a slurry in the laboratory. Results of these tests are compared with incremental consolidation tests performed with an oedometer.

The modified apparatus was found to be suitable for use in both constant hydraulic gradient and constant rate of strain consolidation tests"--Abstract, page ii.


Stephenson, Richard Wesley

Committee Member(s)

Hatheway, Allen W.
Lentz, Rodney


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 1985


vii, 113 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 60-62).


© 1985 Jack F. Geerlings, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Soils -- Testing -- Data processing
Soils -- Testing -- Software
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Design

Thesis Number

T 5178

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