Geotechnical Testing Refresher: The Triaxial Test
From the view of a former technician, now consultant, the aim of this presentation is to refresh your understanding of triaxial testing. Triaxial testing is industry standard for assessing the strength of materials such as soils. Unlike scheduling other laboratory tests, triaxial testing requires an additional degree of contribution from consultants that is frequently not provided. Along with the misinterpretation of results, this can lead to significant discrepancies when interpreting parameters for a given material. Adaptable methodologies (do’s and don’ts) and case studies will be provided regarding the sampling, scheduling, and interpretation of results pertinent to triaxial testing.
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