EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF COHESIVE SOIL

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON PEAK SHEARING STRENGTH AND CREEP BEHAVIOR OF TWO COHESIVE SOILS AND THUS TO CHARACTERIZE THEIR BEHAVIOR IN TERMS OF MORE FUNDAMENTAL PARAMETERS THAN IS THE CURRENT GENERAL PRACTICE. A SIMPLE MODEL FOR SOIL BASED ON BONDS AT INTERPARTICLE CONTACTS AND AN EQUATION FOR RATE OF DEFORMATION OF A STRESSED SOIL MASS ARE PROPOSED AND SHOWN TO BE CONSISTENT WITH OBSERVED SOIL BEHAVIOR. THE SAME MODEL AND EQUATION WERE FOUND TO APPLY TO SOIL BEHAVIOR IN BOTH DIRECT SHEAR AND CREEP TESTS. THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED ON REMOLDED, STATICALLY COMPACTED SPECIMENS OF A HIGHLY PLASTIC CLAY AND A LOW-PLASTICITY SILT USING A DIRECT SHEAR MACHINE. THE MACHINE WAS MODIFIED TO PERMIT CONTROL OF SPECIMEN TEMPERATURE AND FOR USE AS A CONTROLLED STRESS APPARATUS AS WELL AS CONTROLLED RATE OF DEFORMATION. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 204-219
  • Monograph Title: Effects of temperatures and heat on engineering behavior of soils
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  • Accession Number: 00237767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM