E3S Web Conf.
Volume 92, 20197th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Laboratory Experimental Techniques: Element Scale|
|Published online||25 June 2019|
Magnetic measurement system of sandy gravel specimens shape during tests in a large triaxial apparatus
Federico II University, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, 80125 Naples, Italy
2 Guglielmo Marconi University, Sustainability Engineering Department, 00193 Rome, Italy
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As well known, rockfill behaviour is strongly influenced by both intrinsic (mineralogy and size of particles, grain shapes, soil grading etc.) and state parameters (relative density, stress state, relative humidity). To investigate their mechanical response to stresses and relative humidity (RH) loadings, a large size triaxial device (H = 410 mm, D = 200 mm) has been developed at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy), including modifications required to impose partially saturated conditions in the specimen by means of the vapour equilibrium technique. In order to evaluate local axial and radial strains and global volumetric strains in partially saturated conditions, a magnetic shape detector device has been designed and installed. The accuracy of this system has been evaluated in some isotropic compression triaxial tests on compacted sandy-gravel specimens. The experimental data clearly show the effectiveness of the magnetic system in the measurement of axial displacements while the measurement in radial direction appear to be strongly affected by the non-linearity of the complex magnetic field generated during the test and requires further checking tests.
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