Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-26-1981

Session End Date

5-3-1981

Abstract

Both geophysical and laboratory tests were used to determine the dynamic shear moduli of medium stiff to hard clays and silts at six sites. The geophysical measurements included conventional downhole tests conducted at low strain levels and modified cross-hole impulse tests conducted over a wide range of strains. Laboratory resonant column and cyclic triaxial tests were performed on soil samples retrieved from borings made at the sites. The results from both the field and laboratory tests of the medium stiff to stiff sols showed fairly good agreement. The laboratory test results of the hard clays and silts, however, were typically half the values of the field tests at corresponding strain levels. This would suggest the need for adjusting the laboratory results performed on hard cohesive soils. Also, the field test results suggest that as soil stiffness increases, the modulus attenuation rate with strain decreases.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-26-1981

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1981 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Dynamic Behavior of Soils From Field and Laboratory Tests

St. Louis, Missouri

Both geophysical and laboratory tests were used to determine the dynamic shear moduli of medium stiff to hard clays and silts at six sites. The geophysical measurements included conventional downhole tests conducted at low strain levels and modified cross-hole impulse tests conducted over a wide range of strains. Laboratory resonant column and cyclic triaxial tests were performed on soil samples retrieved from borings made at the sites. The results from both the field and laboratory tests of the medium stiff to stiff sols showed fairly good agreement. The laboratory test results of the hard clays and silts, however, were typically half the values of the field tests at corresponding strain levels. This would suggest the need for adjusting the laboratory results performed on hard cohesive soils. Also, the field test results suggest that as soil stiffness increases, the modulus attenuation rate with strain decreases.