Factors influencing T-bar measurements in a geotechnical centrifuge

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    Abstract

    T-bar testing procedures and bearing factors are now well established, enabling assessment of sample shear strength profiles from penetration measurements. However, there is limited information in the literature about the technological aspects of small scale T-bar devices and how factors independent of the soil sample may affect measurements of the penetration resistance and hence shear strength. This paper investi-gates and evaluates a variety of factors that may affect the measurement of penetration resistance in normally consolidated kaolin clay. The objective of the study described has been to provide recommendations for fu-ture penetrometer testing at model scale, specifically in a centrifuge but also for other laboratory testing such as in a calibration chamber.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics
    EditorsLuc Thorel, Alberto Bretschneider, Matthieu Blanc, Sandra Escoffier
    Place of PublicationFrance
    PublisherInternational Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-2-85782-717-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventEuropean Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics - Nantes, France
    Duration: 1 Jun 20163 Jun 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics
    CountryFrance
    CityNantes
    Period1/06/163/06/16

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