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SOME ASPECTS OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF SOILS IN SIMPLE SHEAR

Chapter 6 SOME ASPECTS OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF SOILS IN SIMPLE SHEAR D.W.AIREY,* M.BUDHU† and D.M.WOOD* *Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, UK † Department of Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

The most common piece of equipment for performing laboratory tests to study the stress-strain behaviour of soils is the conventional triaxial apparatus. In this apparatus (Fig. 1) cylindrical samples of soil are subjected to an axisymmetric system of principal stresses

This apparatus is of limited relevance for following the actual stress paths of importance in geotechnical constructions but it is widely available and relatively simple to use.