This paper describes a matrix method that produces accurate modeling of drained strength, stress-strain, and volumetric strain-axial strain characteristics of granular soils containing oversized particles within certain limits on the percentage of oversized particles by dry weight. The matrix method is based on an empirical procedure for determining the effects of grain boundaries on the density of a soil matrix containing oversized particles. The study found that large subrounded-to-rounded smooth soil grains floating in a matrix of finer matrix material do not significantly influence the peak strength and deformation characteristics of the prototype soil. These and other study findings are presented and discussed.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 920-935
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  • Accession Number: 00622563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1992 12:00AM