UNIFORMITY OF SATURATED SAND SPECIMENS

METHODS FOR CHECKING THE UNIFORMITY OF SATURATED SAND SPECIMENS DURING THEIR PREPARATION AND AT VARIOUS STAGES OF CYCLIC LOADING TRIAXIAL, SIMPLE SHEAR, AND SHAKE TABLE LIQUEFACTION TESTS ARE PRESENTED. THESE METHODS INVOLVE THE USE OF A GELATIN SOLUTION TO SOLIDIFY THE SPECIMEN SO THAT IT CAN BE REMOVED FROM THE TEST APPARATUS FOR DETERMINATION OF THE VOID RATIO DISTRIBUTION. A SOIL STRAIN APPARATUS WAS ALSO USED TO MONITOR THE DEFORMATIONS INDUCED WITHIN THE LARGE SHAKE TABLE SPECIMENS DURING TESTING. THE PREPARATION METHODS ADOPTED FOR THE LIQUEFACTION TESTS RESULTED IN THE PRODUCTION OF UNIFORM TEST SPECIMENS. HOWEVER, CHANGES IN THE SPECIMENS VOID RATIO DISTRIBUTION DURING A CYCLIC LOADING LIQUEFACTION TEST CAN RESULT IN THE FORMATION OF A NONUNIFORM SPECIMEN WITH A LOOSE TOP LAYER. SUCH LOOSE ZONES CAN LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN THE RESISTANCE TO LIQUEFACTION OF SATURATED SANDS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, June 25-30, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  United States  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Emery, J J
    • Liamy, JJAIJ
    • LEE, K W
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 182-194
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper, A
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM