By N. Simons, B. Menzies, M. Matthews
This new addition to the 'Short direction' sequence combines either soil and rock slope engineering - in influence, brief classes - in a single concise quantity. Like its acclaimed spouse quantity a brief direction in origin Engineering, this e-book makes a speciality of the necessities, explaining easy tools of balance research and utilising them to a variety of functional functions
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The strength of 38 mm dia. Â 76 mm triaxial specimens taken from hand-cut blocks is 143% of the strength obtained from 38 mm dia. Â 76 mm specimens taken from U-4 sampling tubes. This difference results from the greater disturbance caused by using the U-4 sampling tubes. 3 it may also be seen that the size of specimen is of crucial importance. 3 Effect of test specimen size and time to failure on undrained shear strength of triaxial compression test specimens cut from intact blocks of blue London clay, after Simons (1967) Size of triaxial test specimen: mm 305 Â 610 152 Â 305 102 Â 203 38 Â 76 (U-4) 38 Â 76 (blocks) 13 Â 25 (intact) Number of tests 5 9 11 36 12 19 Water content Time to su : kPa su (w 28%): Strength w: % failure tf : min.
76 mm vertical specimens from U-4 samples, the latter representing standard practice. 4. Corrections have been made for the different water contents and times to failure, assuming purely undrained shear. The main points to note are as follows: . The standard 38 mm dia. Â 76 mm specimens give a strength 185% times that indicated by an analysis of the slip. If no corrections are made for water content and time to failure, this ratio would be 310%. The 305 mm dia. Â 610 mm triaxial specimens show a strength 21% higher than that indicated by the slip analysis.
A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering by N. Simons, B. Menzies, M. Matthews