"The multi-stage test is a procedure by which a soil's shear strength parameters can be evaluated by the use of a single sample of the material. The object of the investigation is to evaluate to what extent multi-stage testing can be used on a cohesionless material. Three types of tests, using conventional and multi-stage procedures are evaluated. They are: direct shear/consolidated drained, triaxial compression/consolidated drained and triaxial compression/consolidated undrained shear tests. It was found that multi-stage testing can easily be performed and the shear strength parameter thetaf obtained from these tests are in good agreement with those obtained from the conventional shear tests. Only fair to poor agreement was found for dilatancy, void ratio at failure and strain at failure. Five different testing procedures were used in the direct shear/consolidated drained/multi-stage testing and it was found that the results of these tests depend upon the procedure used"--Abstract, page ii.
Kovacs, William D.
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Cunningham, Floyd M.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xi, 121 pages
© 1970 Robert Clyde Gullic, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shear strength of soils -- Testing
Soils -- Compression testing
Soil mechanics -- Mathematical models
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Gullic, Robert Clyde, "Multi-stage shear testing of a cohesionless soil" (1970). Masters Theses. 7188.