The results of a study on the cyclic structural stability of saturated sands as determined by the cyclic triaxial strength test (liquefaction test) are presented. The results clearly demonstrate that the method of specimen preparation can significantly affect the cyclic behavior of sands, and this effect is most likely directly related to variances in the fabric of the sand. It is also concluded that a better understanding of the strain development characteristics of sands could play an important role in evaluating the results of cyclic triaxial strength tests. /Author/

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    • Presented at ASCE Annual Convention and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pa., September 27-October 1, 1976.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Ladd, R S
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00165364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13014 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM