By N. Simons, B. Menzies, M. Matthews

This new addition to the 'Short direction' sequence combines either soil and rock slope engineering - in influence, brief classes - in a single concise quantity. Like its acclaimed significant other quantity a quick direction in beginning Engineering, this booklet specializes in the necessities, explaining easy equipment of balance research and using them to a variety of functional functions

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If specimens are too small, the measured strength will be greater than that which can be relied on in the ®eld. 3, Simons (1967) compared the results obtained from an analysis of a slip on the same site with 610 mm  610 mm square in situ shear box tests, the 305 mm dia.  610 mm vertical triaxial specimens and the 38 mm dia.  76 mm vertical specimens from U-4 samples, the latter representing standard practice. 4. Corrections have been made for the different water contents and times to failure, assuming purely undrained shear.

Samples were extruded in 41 % of triaxial compression su with bedding horizontal SHORT COURSE IN SOIL AND ROCK SLOPE ENGINEERING Direct shear Compression Extension Circle Ellipse fitted at axes 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 % of triaxial compression su with bedding horizontal Fig. 10 Polar diagram showing the variation in undrained shear strength with test type and specimen orientation for a soft clay from King's Lynn, Norfolk, after Madhloom (1973) the laboratory and hand-trimmed to give test specimens in which the bedding was orientated at different angles to the specimen axes.

In this way, it was possible to vary the direction of the bedding of the particles which was normal to the direction of deposition. A clear stress±strain anisotropy was measured, the strain required to mobilize a given strength being greater for the bedding aligned in the vertical major principal stress direction than for the conventional case of the bedding aligned horizontally in the test specimen. Parallel tests were carried out by Arthur and Phillips (1972) in a conventional triaxial cell testing a prismatic specimen with lubricated ends.

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