EXCESS PORE PRESSURES DURING UNDRAINED CLAY CREEP

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PRESENTATION IS TO EXAMINE EXPERIMENTALLY HOW THE EXCESS PORE-WATER PRESSURE IS RELATED TO THE MECHANISM FOR UNDRAINED CREEP OF SAN FRANCISCO BAY MUD. THE RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE CONTEXT OF CREEP MECHANISMS PREVIOUSLY SUGGESTED IN THE LITERATURE AND BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING. IT IS FOUND THAT SHEAR STRAINS OCCURRING DURING UNDRAINED CREEP ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO A GRADUAL BUT SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN EXCESS PORE PRESSURE AND, HENCE, REDUCTION IN EFFECTIVE STRESSES. THE INCREASE IN MAGNITUDE OF THE PORE PRESSURE IS, EXCEPT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CREEP SHEAR STRESS IS APPLIED, SOLELY A FUNCTION OF THE INITIAL CONSOLIDATION STRESS AND CONSOLIDATION PERIOD. THE MAGNITUDE OF THE LONG TERM BUILD-UP MAY BE RELATED TO THE AMOUNT OF SECONDARY COMPRESSION WHICH WOULD OCCUR DURING DRAINED CONDITIONS. IT INCREASES WITH THE ORGANIC CONTENT OF THE SOIL AND DECREASE WITH THE DEGREE OF REMOLDING. THE MECHANISM FOR THE INCREASE IN PORE-WATER PRESSURE MAY BE EXPLAINED BY DRAINAGE OF WATER FROM MICROPORES IN THE MICROSTRUCTURE INTO THE MACROSTRUCTURE. UNLESS ONE ACCOUNTS FOR THE INCREASE IN PORE PRESSURES DURING UNDRAINED CREEP, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT ONE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN FORMULATING A GENERALLY VALID MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR STRESS-STRAIN-STRENGTH-TIME BEHAVIOR BASED ON LABORATORY TESTING.

  • Authors:
    • Holzer, T L
    • Hoeg, K
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 12-24
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Roads & Transportation Assoc /Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 1974 12:00AM