Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

The behavior of soils when sheared at high rates of displacement, such as those which may be induced by earthquakes, has been investigated by means of the ring shear apparatus. Plastic and non-plastic soils were tested normally and over-consolidated, remoulded and dry, submerged and non-submerged in water, in order to assess the effect which the stress history and the presence of water in the matrix and the environment of the sample have on its response upon fast shearing. It was concluded that two types of behavior exist which depend on the nature of each sample and the presence of water in its environment.

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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Effects of Earthquake Induced Rates of Shearing on Residual Soil Strength

St. Louis, Missouri

The behavior of soils when sheared at high rates of displacement, such as those which may be induced by earthquakes, has been investigated by means of the ring shear apparatus. Plastic and non-plastic soils were tested normally and over-consolidated, remoulded and dry, submerged and non-submerged in water, in order to assess the effect which the stress history and the presence of water in the matrix and the environment of the sample have on its response upon fast shearing. It was concluded that two types of behavior exist which depend on the nature of each sample and the presence of water in its environment.