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Development of a new temperature-controlled triaxial apparatus for saturated soils

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Title: Development of a new temperature-controlled triaxial apparatus for saturated soils
Author(s): Martinez Calonge, D
Gawecka, KA
Zdravkovic, L
Sim, WW
Taborda, DMG
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: © The authors and ICE Publishing: All rights reserved, 2015.In recent years, the study of the Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) behaviour of geomaterials has become a growing area in geotechnical engineering due to the increasing interest in energy geostructures and underground nuclear waste disposal. Advanced laboratory testing is essential in gaining an understanding of the THM behaviour of soils and solving these complex geomechanical problems. This paper describes the development of a new triaxial apparatus at the Imperial College Geotechnics Laboratory, capable of testing saturated soils at temperatures up to 85°C and pressures up to 800kPa. In order to aid its design, numerical analysis of the thermal response of the cell was conducted using the Imperial College Finite Element Program (ICFEP) with its newly developed THM capabilities.
Publication Date: 30-Sep-2015
Date of Acceptance: 13-Sep-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/28884
DOI: 10.1680/ecsmge.60678
ISBN: 978-0727760678
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE 2015
Copyright Statement: © The authors and ICE Publishing: All rights reserved, 2015.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/K030760/1
Conference Name: 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2015-09-13
Finish Date: 2015-09-17
Conference Place: Edinburgh
Appears in Collections:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geotechnics



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