Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

In this study, the yield locus of sand being subjected to several cycles of undrained loading was investigated by using the triaxial testing device capable of measuring the acoustic emission, AE, of soil. The AE measurement indicates that the undrained shear on isotropically consolidated sand changes the shape of yield locus so as to have more kinematic hardening type of yield locus. More importantly, a change occurred in the size of yield locus, and the undrained loading has reduced the size of yield locus. Subsequent undrained cyclic loadings further reduced the size of yield locus so that there were some additional yielding during the cyclic loadings which accompanied gradual accumulations of pore water pressures.

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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Changes of Yield Stress of Sand During Undrained Cyclic Loading

St. Louis, Missouri

In this study, the yield locus of sand being subjected to several cycles of undrained loading was investigated by using the triaxial testing device capable of measuring the acoustic emission, AE, of soil. The AE measurement indicates that the undrained shear on isotropically consolidated sand changes the shape of yield locus so as to have more kinematic hardening type of yield locus. More importantly, a change occurred in the size of yield locus, and the undrained loading has reduced the size of yield locus. Subsequent undrained cyclic loadings further reduced the size of yield locus so that there were some additional yielding during the cyclic loadings which accompanied gradual accumulations of pore water pressures.