Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

An experimental investigation was undertaken to study the effect of small amounts nonplastic fines on the undrained shear response of sands. Mixtures of Ottawa sand containing 0, 5, 10 and 15% nonplastic silts were studied in a triaxial set up under undrained conditions. The response of the mixtures was summarized based on four characteristic states observed during undrained shearing. These states are the flow liquefaction state, the phase transformation state, the quasi steady state and the critical state. The effects of silt content and initial fabric on relationships describing these characteristic states are highlighted in this paper.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

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

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Undrained Response of Clean and Silty Sands

San Diego, California

An experimental investigation was undertaken to study the effect of small amounts nonplastic fines on the undrained shear response of sands. Mixtures of Ottawa sand containing 0, 5, 10 and 15% nonplastic silts were studied in a triaxial set up under undrained conditions. The response of the mixtures was summarized based on four characteristic states observed during undrained shearing. These states are the flow liquefaction state, the phase transformation state, the quasi steady state and the critical state. The effects of silt content and initial fabric on relationships describing these characteristic states are highlighted in this paper.