Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

Elastic properties of a compacted silty sand were measured in a precision triaxial cell at the École Centrale de Paris in the range of very small strains (between 10-6 and 10-4), using improved Hall effect-based local strain gauges and data acquisition system. The dynamic properties of the soil were also derived from resonant column tests at the IST, in Lisbon, as functions of shear strain, compaction water content and confining pressure. Elastic limits as low as 5.10-6 were found in both devices, with Poisson’s ratio from triaxial tests ranging from 0.05 at very strains (< 10-4) to 0.37 at larger strains. Comparison between quasi-static and dynamic values were found to be in good agreement, with a reasonable value of Poisson’s ratio, despite the complex properties of this soil such as viscosity, ageing effects and anisotropy.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Influence of Compaction and Loading Conditions of the Dynamic Properties of a Silty Sand

San Diego, California

Elastic properties of a compacted silty sand were measured in a precision triaxial cell at the École Centrale de Paris in the range of very small strains (between 10-6 and 10-4), using improved Hall effect-based local strain gauges and data acquisition system. The dynamic properties of the soil were also derived from resonant column tests at the IST, in Lisbon, as functions of shear strain, compaction water content and confining pressure. Elastic limits as low as 5.10-6 were found in both devices, with Poisson’s ratio from triaxial tests ranging from 0.05 at very strains (< 10-4) to 0.37 at larger strains. Comparison between quasi-static and dynamic values were found to be in good agreement, with a reasonable value of Poisson’s ratio, despite the complex properties of this soil such as viscosity, ageing effects and anisotropy.