VOLUME CHANGE CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTIALLY SATURATED SOILS

THE PRINCIPLE OF EFFECTIVE STRESS, ALONE, IS INADEQUATE TO EXPLAIN VOLUMETRIC BEHAVIOR OF PARTIALLY SATURATED SOILS SUBJECTED TO EXTERNAL STRESSES. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES A METHOD WHICH CAN BE ADOPTED TO EXPLAIN THE BEHAVIOR OF PARTIALLY SATURATED SOILS SUBJECTED MAINLY TO INCREASING PROPORTIONAL LOADING (ALL-ROUND PRESSURE AND K-NAUGHT LOADING). BY TREATING APPLIED STRESS AND SUCTION AS TWO INDEPENDENT VARIABLES, IT IS SHOWN THAT VARIATIONS IN VOID RATIO AND DEGREE OF SATURATION ARE REPRESENTED BY UNIQUE SURFACES IN A STRESS-VOID RATIO AND STRESS-DEGREE OF SATURATION SPACE RESPECTIVELY.

  • Availability:
  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 18, No 4, PP 432-448
  • Authors:
    • MATYAS, E L
    • Radhakrishna, H S
  • Publication Date: 1968-12

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00235441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM