A flexible boundary-type cubical triaxial tester (CTT) was used to measure the flow parameters, i.e., cohesion and angle of internal friction, of Mohr-Coulomb model. The three test materials used in this study were BCR limestone, ground silica and wheat flour. Flow parameters for these materials have been reported in literature using different shear testers. A comparison between the CTT and published computer controlled shear cell (CCSC) results showed that for: 1) BCR limestone -- at low consolidation loads, the results were comparable; however, there were differences in cohesion at 12.5 kPa and cohesion and angle of internal friction at consolidation stress of 6.6 kPa, 2) ground silica -- flow parameter values were comparable at 2.8 and 8.4 kPa, and 3) wheat flour — cohesion values were different, however, angle of internal friction values were comparable. The differences between the CTT and published shear cell results were attributed to the differing initial bulk density values and lack of knowledge of the shear plane location in the CTT.
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