Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

Modulus of rupture of concrete is frequently used for design of concrete structures whereas flexural strength of soils is generally ignored during analysis and design of earth structures. However, geotechnical engineers still study the bending load-deformation behavior of soils because it is useful in understanding of cracking of earth embankments and compacted clay liners, particularly when they are subjected to bending stresses caused by uneven settlements. A laboratory study was conducted to measure load-deformation behavior of Illinois PCC bottom ash amended with bentonite in bending using the conventional flexural strength test. This paper presents the bending load-deformation results obtained from this study.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Load-Deformation Behavior of Bentonite Amended Bottom Ash in Bending

Arlington, Virginia

Modulus of rupture of concrete is frequently used for design of concrete structures whereas flexural strength of soils is generally ignored during analysis and design of earth structures. However, geotechnical engineers still study the bending load-deformation behavior of soils because it is useful in understanding of cracking of earth embankments and compacted clay liners, particularly when they are subjected to bending stresses caused by uneven settlements. A laboratory study was conducted to measure load-deformation behavior of Illinois PCC bottom ash amended with bentonite in bending using the conventional flexural strength test. This paper presents the bending load-deformation results obtained from this study.