Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

In this study, deformation characteristics of hydraulic-tilled cohesionless soils in Korea were investigated using resonant column tests. Seven representative hydraulic-tilled soil samples, which mostly classified as SM, SP or SP-SM, were collected along the coastal area in Korea, and the deformational characteristics at small to medium strains (10-4 % ~ 0.1 %) were investigated. The predicting equation of small-strain shear modulus, Gmax was suggested using Hardin model. At strains above elastic threshold, the variations of shear modulus (G) and damping ratio (D) with strain amplitude were investigated at various densities and confining pressures. The normalized modulus reduction curve (G/Gmax- log γ) was almost independent of density for a given soil but it was affected by confining pressure. The G/Gmax- log γ curve of hydraulic filled soils moves to the right as confining pressure increases. The representative modulus reduction curves of hydraulic-tilled soils in Korea were determined for 5 confining pressure levels using Ramberg-Osgood model and the proposed curve was composed and compared with the well-known modulus reduction curves. The variations in damping ratio with strain amplitude were also determined and the representative damping curves were proposed for 5 confining pressure levels. The proposed modulus reduction and damping ratio curves would be used as a valuable database for the site response analysis during earthquake.

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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Deformation Characteristics of Hydraulic-Filled Choesionless Soils in Korea

San Diego, California

In this study, deformation characteristics of hydraulic-tilled cohesionless soils in Korea were investigated using resonant column tests. Seven representative hydraulic-tilled soil samples, which mostly classified as SM, SP or SP-SM, were collected along the coastal area in Korea, and the deformational characteristics at small to medium strains (10-4 % ~ 0.1 %) were investigated. The predicting equation of small-strain shear modulus, Gmax was suggested using Hardin model. At strains above elastic threshold, the variations of shear modulus (G) and damping ratio (D) with strain amplitude were investigated at various densities and confining pressures. The normalized modulus reduction curve (G/Gmax- log γ) was almost independent of density for a given soil but it was affected by confining pressure. The G/Gmax- log γ curve of hydraulic filled soils moves to the right as confining pressure increases. The representative modulus reduction curves of hydraulic-tilled soils in Korea were determined for 5 confining pressure levels using Ramberg-Osgood model and the proposed curve was composed and compared with the well-known modulus reduction curves. The variations in damping ratio with strain amplitude were also determined and the representative damping curves were proposed for 5 confining pressure levels. The proposed modulus reduction and damping ratio curves would be used as a valuable database for the site response analysis during earthquake.