Development of new generation of field vane shear test

Beatrice, Bucking. (2017) Development of new generation of field vane shear test. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Vane shear test is a very popular test that has been used worldwide to determine the undrained shear strength of soft soil especially clay. It is due to its simplicity and economical testing method as well as its availability both in laboratory and field. However, due to its less reliable data, the popularity had been overpowered by other tests. Therefore, many attempts had been made to improve the quality of vane shear test and the accuracy of its data. Hence, with the objective to upgrade and improve the interpretation of the data, a new generation of field vane shear test had been developed. The test is specialized to determine the undrained shear strength of soft clay and pore water pressure measurement is expected to indicate the appropriate rate of rotation in determining the undrained shear strength of soil. Torque cell, pressure transducer and automatic data acquisition is introduced in the application. Furthermore, friction between the torque shaft and soil is reduced by applying pushing shaft as an outer casing of the rod.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vane shear, undrained shear strength, soft soil, pore water pressure, rate of rotation, torque cell, pressure transducer, automatic data acquisition, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 03:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 03:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/26307

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