Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

As in recent years liquefaction phenomena have occurred in sandy soils containing different amounts of clay contents, it was concluded that in addition to silty sands, clayey sands are also vulnerable to liquefaction phenomenon. So, the urge for comprehensive study aroused to cover the issue. In this paper, the effect of clay content and its plasticity properties on behavioural characteristics of clayey sands under various density and confining pressure values have been investigated. To achieve the goal, about a hundred monotonic triaxial tests were performed on remoulded specimens of sandy soils containing different clay contents with different plasticity values. Based on the results, the latter factors affect peak strength, steady state strength, undrain brittleness and residual shear strength, considerably. Furthermore, great results obtained on the issue of whether clay content or plasticity properties variations is much effective.

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 Study of Effective Factors on the Behavioural Characteristics of Clayey Sands

San Diego, California

As in recent years liquefaction phenomena have occurred in sandy soils containing different amounts of clay contents, it was concluded that in addition to silty sands, clayey sands are also vulnerable to liquefaction phenomenon. So, the urge for comprehensive study aroused to cover the issue. In this paper, the effect of clay content and its plasticity properties on behavioural characteristics of clayey sands under various density and confining pressure values have been investigated. To achieve the goal, about a hundred monotonic triaxial tests were performed on remoulded specimens of sandy soils containing different clay contents with different plasticity values. Based on the results, the latter factors affect peak strength, steady state strength, undrain brittleness and residual shear strength, considerably. Furthermore, great results obtained on the issue of whether clay content or plasticity properties variations is much effective.