Tri-Axial Test Equipment

General Information

Instruments:
2 Triaxial test facilities.

Description:
Triaxial test equipment for the determination of the effective shear strength parameters for specimens of saturated soil.

Location:
Laboratory of Geoscience and Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and  Geosciences, Stevinweg 1, Delft (building #23).

Key Words:
Triaxial test, effective stress.

Main Application:
Determine effective shear strength parameters according BS standard and ISO standard.

Instrument Specification:
The two compressive machines with a range of triaxial cells, both with two independent pressure controllers capable to maintain the pressures constant. The compressive frames have a maximum load capacity of 50 kN, and a maximum travel length of 80 mm.

References:

  • J. Dijkstra, K. Elmi Anaraki, W. Broere, and A.F. van Tol. Numerical simulation of pile installation in sand. In S. Pietruszczak, G.N. Pande, C. Tamagnini, and R. Wan, editors, Computational Geomechanics Comgeo I, pages 753–762. Rhodes, Greece: International Centre for Computational Engineering, 2009. (PDF, 10 pages)

  • J. Dijkstra, K. Elmi Anaraki, W. Broere, and A.F. van Tol. Numerical Modelling of the Installation of Pressed-in Piles. In Proceedings of 2nd IPA International Workshop, New Orleans, Lousiana, pages 89–99. International Press-In Assocation, December 2008.

  • A. Beijer Lundberg, J. Dijkstra, A.F. van Tol, and W. Broere. Investigation of in situ soil density change by resistivity measurements. In Geotechnical Special Publication GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering; Oakland, CA; United States, volume 225, pages 2590–2598, 2012.

A. (Arno) Mulder