Application of a novel laser sensor volume measurement system to the triaxial testing of an unsaturated lime-treated soil

The paper reviews the common techniques of volume change measurement during unsaturated soil testing, focusing in particular on a newly developed system by the authors. The advantages and accuracy of the system compared to other available volume measurement techniques are discussed.

Xiwei Zhang, Maria Mavroulidou, Michael J. Gunn, Jerry Sutton, Zeljko Cabarkapa, Zoheir Kichou (2013)

This is followed by the application of the system to the volume change measurement of a lime-treated clay soil during suction-controlled triaxial testing, and a discussion on the behaviour of the soil during shearing. Click here to download the paper.