Unformatted text preview: sample 2; and 52.0% for sample 3. Take G s = 2.65). Hence predict the undrained shear strength of a fourth sample of the same clay, which is subjected to a conventional undrained triaxial compression test at a water content of 35%. Q5.3 Solution We can calculate the values of q and p' at the critical state for tests 2 and 3 from the values of t and s' given: t = q/2, s' = ( c u) + q/2 ⇒ ( c u) = s'  q/2 and p' = ( cu) + q/3 = s'  q/6 We can calculate the specific volume v for each test using v = 1 + e with...
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 Fall '11
 StuartChalk
 Analytical Chemistry, Shear strength, Triaxial shear test, critical state

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