Study of Geoprocesses with Complementary Wave Measurements in an Oedometer
byMoheb Fam And Carlos Santamarina
Fam, M. and Santamarina, J. C. (1995). "Study of Geoprocesses with Complementary Wave Measurements in an Oedometer." ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 307-314
Particulate geomaterials can be uniquely studied with wave-based techniques. Electromagnetic and mechanical waves interact with the tested material, exciting different phenomena and revealing different information. Complementary wave measurements were implemented in a modified oedometric cell to study and to monitor different processes in geomaterials. The cell and the measuring devices are discussed, followed by a presentation of typical measurements conducted during consolidation, chemical diffusion, and cementation. The paper also includes a discussion of the most common computations and analyses involved in this type of test.