Learning objectives of the presentation:
- Describe the boundary stress conditions for the unconfined compression test.
- Sketch the setup for a triaxial test showing applied loads and stresses.
- Draw a free body diagram of a soil specimen in a triaxial test.
- Given triaxial test data, plot both the total and effective Mohr-circles and determine the strength parameters.
Exploring the Limits of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
Huge sinkhole in Japan! - Part 1
2014 Terzaghi Lecture - Energy Geotechnology: Enabling New Insights Into Soil Behavior
How sinkholes happen
Quick clay landslide at Port Chibatao (Brazil)
Huge sinkhole in Japan! - Part 2
The effect of gravity on soil strength