Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Modulus and damping values were determined for both undisturbed and remolded silty sand specimens by cyclic triaxial methods utilizing both sinusoidal and random displacement stroke control. Remolded specimens were prepared at 3 different dry unit weights using a preparation technique that gave the same formation factor as the undisturbed specimen. Results indicated that the random displacement method tends to produce results which are similar to those obtained by the sinusoidal procedure at shearing strain levels less than 10-1 %. At shearing strain levels greater than 10-1 % the random displacement method gives lower modulus and higher damping ratio values when compared to the sinusoidal procedure. In addition, stress history effects as demonstrated by the location of the cycle in the record being analyzed were observed not to be important over the sample unit weights investigated.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Random Displacement Modulus and Damping Determination

St. Louis, Missouri

Modulus and damping values were determined for both undisturbed and remolded silty sand specimens by cyclic triaxial methods utilizing both sinusoidal and random displacement stroke control. Remolded specimens were prepared at 3 different dry unit weights using a preparation technique that gave the same formation factor as the undisturbed specimen. Results indicated that the random displacement method tends to produce results which are similar to those obtained by the sinusoidal procedure at shearing strain levels less than 10-1 %. At shearing strain levels greater than 10-1 % the random displacement method gives lower modulus and higher damping ratio values when compared to the sinusoidal procedure. In addition, stress history effects as demonstrated by the location of the cycle in the record being analyzed were observed not to be important over the sample unit weights investigated.