Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion


Pick up the correct statement from the following:

[A]. An unconfined compression test is a special case of triaxial compression test
[B]. An unconfined compression test is a special case of direct shear test
[C]. The confining pressure is maximum during an unconfined compression test
[D]. The cylindrical specimen of a soil is subjected to major principal stress till it fails due to shearing along the plane of the failure.

Answer: Option A


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Krupali said: (Sep 21, 2015)  
Please explain the option D regarding question.

Apcivilian said: (Nov 16, 2016)  
@Krupali there would be a critical plane!

Nandha Kumar said: (Dec 27, 2016)  
Triaxial compression test would determine the strain.

Montu said: (Feb 7, 2017)  
Please explain it in brief.

Mulat Seyoum said: (Oct 14, 2017)  
Please explain the confining and unconfining.

Mayankpatel313@Gmail.Com said: (Jun 19, 2018)  
This is a special type of triaxial test in which σ 3 = 0.
In UCS only sigma 1 is applied.

Sarang said: (Nov 13, 2019)  
Failure occure along 45+angle of shearing resitance/4.

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