Shear strength of a compacted residual soil from unsaturated direct shear tests.
Date of Issue1998
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The objective of this research was to study the shear strength and volume change characteristics of a compacted residual soil from the Bukit Timah Granitic Formation in Singapore when sheared under constant suction and shearing-infiltration condition. The characteristics of pore-water pressure changes due to water infiltration and the effects of pore-water pressure changes on the deformation and the stability of a slope were investigated.