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DEVELOPMENTS IN WEDGE SHEAR TESTING OF UNSATURATED CLAYS AND CRUSHED ROCK (1993)

The in situ wedge shear test was developed as a simpler means than the in situ large shear box test for measuring the undrained shear strength of unsuturated, fissured and/or stony clays. In the past 14 years, two neo versions of this test have been developed to enable cylindrical samples with particles up to 6mm and prismatic samples with particles up to 38 mm to be tested using a simple, portable frame. These vesions have been applied successfully to gravels and crushed rock as well as clays. This paper is a long summary of these developments, already published in an international journal; the source for obtaining further information about the test, and the relevant computer programs is also indicated.

Reference:
Digest 93, Teknik Dergi, December 1993 233 - 234
Organization:
METU, Civil Engineering Department
Turkey
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