Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Dynamic behavior of natural and model low-cohesive soils has been studied. All these silty-sandy soils demonstrated dynamic dilatancy with the exception of dense dry specimens and tended to liquefy if the degree of saturation Sr > 0.9. Beginning from the clay content about 1.5% by weight thixotropic hardening of low-cohesive soils can be registered and the relationship of this hardening versus normalized specific surface of the soils, calculated from BET equation, can be represented by a smooth S-shaped curve with three distinct parts characteristic for dilatant (cohesionless), dilatantly-thixotropic (low-cohesive) and quasi-thixotropic (cohesive) soils.

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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Dynamic Instability in Low-Cohesive Soils

St. Louis, Missouri

Dynamic behavior of natural and model low-cohesive soils has been studied. All these silty-sandy soils demonstrated dynamic dilatancy with the exception of dense dry specimens and tended to liquefy if the degree of saturation Sr > 0.9. Beginning from the clay content about 1.5% by weight thixotropic hardening of low-cohesive soils can be registered and the relationship of this hardening versus normalized specific surface of the soils, calculated from BET equation, can be represented by a smooth S-shaped curve with three distinct parts characteristic for dilatant (cohesionless), dilatantly-thixotropic (low-cohesive) and quasi-thixotropic (cohesive) soils.