Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

It is known that reduction and degradation of soil strength and stiffness during cyclic loading typically result in damage to structural foundations and earth structures due to excessive settlement and tilting and may cause slope instability and embankment failure. Case histories, representing damages during earthquakes, due to this phenomenon are numerous. It is the guiding principle of this paper to present an overview of degradation characteristics of combined clay-shale samples under cyclic loading and describe how this phenomenon can be utilized in evaluating the seismic stability of slopes involving colluvium.

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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Degradation Characteristics of Clay-Shale Samples Under Cyclic Loading

San Diego, California

It is known that reduction and degradation of soil strength and stiffness during cyclic loading typically result in damage to structural foundations and earth structures due to excessive settlement and tilting and may cause slope instability and embankment failure. Case histories, representing damages during earthquakes, due to this phenomenon are numerous. It is the guiding principle of this paper to present an overview of degradation characteristics of combined clay-shale samples under cyclic loading and describe how this phenomenon can be utilized in evaluating the seismic stability of slopes involving colluvium.