Thermal behaviour of unsaturated silt at high suction magnitudes

  title={Thermal behaviour of unsaturated silt at high suction magnitudes},
  author={Nahed A. Alsherif and John Mccartney},
A triaxial cell was developed to investigate the shear strength of unsaturated silt under elevated temperatures and high suction magnitudes. The results from a series of drained triaxial compression tests on compacted silt specimens are presented in this paper. After anisotropic compression, some specimens were heated before suction was applied, while others were heated after the application of suction. The shear stress–strain curves of the soils under high suction magnitudes showed a brittle… CONTINUE READING