"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
Hatheway, Allen W.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 113 pages
© 1985 Jack F. Geerlings, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Soils -- Testing -- Data processing
Soils -- Testing -- Software
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Design
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Geerlings, Jack F., "Development of apparatus for constant-hydraulic-gradient and constant-rate-of-strain consolidation tests" (1985). Masters Theses. 275.