Report No. : GEO Report No. 46

Report Title : Direct Shear and Triaxial Testing of a Hong Kong Soil under Saturated and Unsaturated Conditions (1996), 217 p.

Author : J.K.M. Gan & D.G. Frelund


This report documents the second phase of a research project aim at quantifying the effects of matric suction on shear strength of a saprolitic soil from Hong Kong. It presents the results of research into the effects of matric suction on the shear strength of a coarse-grained saprolitic soil by carrying out direct shear and triaxial tests on saturated as well as unsaturated specimens. The soil tested was a completely decomposed granite from Shouson Hill, Hong Kong.

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