UNDRAINED CYCLIC SHEAR OF SATURATED SAND

QUANTITATIVE DATA ARE PRESENTED AND ANALYZED THAT GIVE THE EFFECTIVE CONFINING PRESSURE, SHEAR MODULUS, AND DAMPING AS A FUNCTIN OF CYCLES OF LOADING. NORMALIZED EMPIRICAL EXPRESSIONS BASED ON INITIAL CONDITIONS ARE DEVELOPED TO DESCRIBE THE MEASURED PARAMETERS. THE DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM HOLLOW CYLINDER SIMPLE SHEAR TESTS OF SATURATED OTTAWA SAND. BOTH QUASISTATIC (0.1 HZ) AND RESONANCE TESTS (30 HZ TO 100 HZ) WERE PERFORMED. CYCLIC SHEAR STRAIN AMPLITUDES TO 0.15% WERE MAINTAINED CONSTANT FOR THE DURATION OF EACH TEST. DYNAMIC PORE PRESSURES MEASURED WITH A TRANSDUCER MOUNTED AT THE BASE OF THE SPECIMEN WERE LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE CONFINING PRESSURE FOR THE LARGEST STRAIN AMPLITUDES IN THE TEST PROGRAM. DILATION AS MEASURED BY THE AXIAL VIBRATION OF THE SPECIMEN WAS ALSO VERY SMALL. THE BASIC APPROACH USED FOR THESE DATA SHOULD BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER GRADATIONS, OTHER COHESIONLESS SOILS, AND TO CASES WHERE CONFINING PRESSURE IS NOT ISOTROPIC. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROC PAPER 9134
  • Authors:
    • Drnevich, V P
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Accession Number: 00236415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1972 12:00AM