Dynamic properties such as shear modulus, damping ratio, and fatigue strength of a sodium silicate-grouted sand were investigated using both destructive and nondestructive tests. Cyclic compression behavior of grouted sand was investigated in load control mode at a frequency of 1.0 Hz. The hysteretic behavior of grouted sand was studied with the number of loading cycles and curing times. The impact-echo test, a nondestructive method, was used to determine the dynamic properties of grouted sand cured up to 2 years. Variation of strength with the number of loading cycles (fatigue life) is quantified using a probabilistic approach. The compressive modulus of the grouted-sand system decreased with an increased number of cyclic loadings. The damping ratio for silicate-grouted sand increased from 3% at early stages of loading to 6% before failure. The dynamic moduli and damping ratio obtained from the impact-echo method were in agreement with those from cyclic compression tests.

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    • This study was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., under Grant Number MMS-8817900.
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Vipulanandan, C
    • Ata, A
  • Publication Date: 2000-7


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  • Accession Number: 00795680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: CSM 9115316, CES 8711764, MMS-8817900
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2000 12:00AM