White Paper: Advanced Triaxial Testing

Overview: This three part series has been written to introduce one of the most versatile tests in the geotechnical laboratory – the triaxial test. The papers provide a detailed introduction to the subject of triaxial testing, including the many variations available for assessing soil response across a range of engineering applications. The series is split into the following topics

2. Advanced triaxial testing.


This paper presents a number of advanced triaxial testing options that are available to determine soil properties typically unobtainable with conventional triaxial systems, or soil response that is more closely representative of in-situ soil conditions. In particular, the topics covered in this paper are:

  • Local strain measurement
  • Local pore pressure measurement
  • Bender element testing
  • Unsaturated soil testing
  • Advanced software control

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