Controlled-gradient (CG), constant-rate-of-strain (CRS), and conventional incremental-loading (STD) consolidation testing are compared and evaluated. Undisturbed samples of tbree soils common to Kentucky were used in the testing program. Results of 15 CG, 14 CRS, and 32 STD consolidation tests are evaluated. Feasibility of the new test methods for routine testing is briefly discussed and recommendations are made for refinements in testing procedures.
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Gorman, C. Thomas; Hopkins, Tommy C.; Deen, Robert C.; and Drnevich, Vincent P., "Constant-Rate-of-Strain and Controlled-Gradient Consolidation Testing" (1977). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1058.