Triaxial soil compression method
The triaxial compression method is one of the most important in modern soil research. Without detailed information about the properties of the soil and its nature, it is impossible to start designing construction work.
Triaxial compression is considered the most interesting and practical type of compression. It is this compression that the soil undergoes, being subjected to a load from the structure. Simply put, triaxial compression is a comprehensive action that is experienced by all units of soil volume.
The goal achieved by this test is to predict the behavior of a given type of soil under natural conditions. To conduct an experiment with triaxial compression, our specialists use a special device – a stabilometer. Working with this device allows you to accurately determine such mechanical properties of the soil as deformation and strength. Using this method of soil testing, a number of important indicators are obtained that are very important for designing a structure and determining the type of foundation (indicators of pore pressure, drainage conditions, the magnitude of the change in soil volume after its shift).
After receiving the results of the study, the designers can determine the nature of the territory on which it is planned to carry out construction, determine the possible dangerous processes in the soil. Based on this information, a decision is made on the possibility of implementing the project.