Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

This paper discusses the influence of non- plastic fines on the liquefaction and reconsolidation volumetric strain behaviour of sand based on the strain controlled cyclic triaxial experimental results. The investigations were carried out on sand samples collected from earthquake-affected area of Ahmedabad city of Gujarat state in India. Laboratory investigations were conducted on clean sand (prepared from the natural sand) samples with varying amount of non-plastic fines. Experimental results highlight a considerable influence of non-plastic fines on the resistance to liquefaction and reconsolidation volumetric strains behaviour during cyclic loading.

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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A Note on the Effect of Non-Plastic Fines on the Liquefaction and Reconsolidation Volumetric Strain Behaviour of Sands

San Diego, California

This paper discusses the influence of non- plastic fines on the liquefaction and reconsolidation volumetric strain behaviour of sand based on the strain controlled cyclic triaxial experimental results. The investigations were carried out on sand samples collected from earthquake-affected area of Ahmedabad city of Gujarat state in India. Laboratory investigations were conducted on clean sand (prepared from the natural sand) samples with varying amount of non-plastic fines. Experimental results highlight a considerable influence of non-plastic fines on the resistance to liquefaction and reconsolidation volumetric strains behaviour during cyclic loading.