Geotechnical Characterization of Structurally Complex Formations: Advanced Laboratory Testing

 

Mariacristina Bonini

Research Assistant
Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
e-mail: mariacristina.bonini@polito.it

 

 ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on specific issues of advanced laboratory testing of Structurally Complex Formations. The former introductory paper on this subject showed that standard laboratory testing may clarify a few aspects related to swelling potential, water content and hydraulic conductivity and determination of the strength parameters by means of triaxial tests.

Keywords: Structurally Complex Formations; Reconstituted Specimens; Advanced Laboratory Testing; Oedometer Tests; Triaxial Tests.

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