Imperial College London

ProfessorRichardJardine

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Consul for the Faculty of Engineering & the Business School
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6083r.jardine CV

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Sue Feller +44 (0)20 7594 6077

 
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Location

 

532Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Dominguez-Quintans,
author = {Dominguez-Quintans, C and Quinteros, VS and Carraro, JAH and Zdravkovic, L and Jardine, RJ},
title = {Quality assessment of a new in-mould slurry deposition method for triaxial specimen reconstitution of clean and silty sands},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/68380},
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - An innovative specimen reconstitution technique for sandy and silty soils that simulates underwater deposition is presented and evaluated. The technique is an upgraded version for triaxial testing of the well-established slurry deposition method. This novel setup integrates the reconstitution mould and the mixing tube into a single unit to avoid transferring the sample from the mixing tube to the mould. This subtle, but critical, modification enables reconstitution of very loose specimens as sample transfer disturbance, which can be significant, is eliminated. The quality of specimens prepared by the new reconstitution method was assessed by experiments on a clean sand from the UK (Ham River sand) and a silty sand from Norway (Øysand). The method, as any slurry-based procedure, is capable of producing homogeneous specimens with high initial degree of saturation, even in the absence of back pressure. The procedure is shown to be suitable for sands with or without fines. Moreover, the new method is able to achieve a wide range of initial void ratios, from very loose to very dense, without imposing any particle crushing in the latter case.
AU - Dominguez-Quintans,C
AU - Quinteros,VS
AU - Carraro,JAH
AU - Zdravkovic,L
AU - Jardine,RJ
TI - Quality assessment of a new in-mould slurry deposition method for triaxial specimen reconstitution of clean and silty sands
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/68380
ER -