INFLUENCE OF A FREEZE AND THAW CYCLE ON LIQUEFACTION RESISTANCE OF SANDY SOILS

Laboratory tests were conducted on Toyoura sand and the sand mixed with two kinds of fines to investigate the disturbance caused by a freeze and thaw cycle. Specimens whose liquefaction resistance had been increased by pre-straining under drained conditions were frozen unidirectionally. The liquefaction resistances of the specimens after thawing were compared with the resistance before freezing. It was found that: (1) The clean sand sample was not disturbed by a freeze and thaw cycle under drained conditions, if the confining stress during freezing and thawing was higher than 20 kPa; (2) the liquefaction resistances of the samples with fines were affected by the freeze and thaw cycle under drained conditions; and (3) "sample quality index" that indicates the degree of disturbance due to a freeze and thaw cycle was nearly uniquely related with volumetric expansion during freezing. (A)

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    Japanese Society of Soil Mech & Foundation Engrs

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Goto, S
  • Publication Date: 1993-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 148-58
  • Serial:
    • SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
    • Volume: 33
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: JAPANESE GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0038-0806

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM