EFFECT OF SAMPLE DISTURBANCE ON STRESS-STRAIN BEHAVIOR OF COHESIVE SOILS

Different effects of sample disturbance were simulated in strain behavior when the sample is subjected to e.g. swelling, reconsolidation, shear strain or total stress changes. A new framework is suggested which applies the concept of "reference strain". It is based on results of laboratory and field measurement. The normalized behavior of a soil can be determined with high accuracy in the laboratory. By also measuring the shear strength and initial tangent modulus in the field it is possible to accurately describe insitu stress-strain behavior. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Submitted to the ASCE Speciality Session, "Soil Sampling and Its Importance in Dynamic Laboratory Testing", at the 1978 Annual Meeting of ASCE, Chicago, Illinois, October 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Department of Civil Engineering
    176 Raymond Building
    Lexington, KY  USA  40506-0281
  • Authors:
    • Drnevich, V P
    • Massarsch, K R
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Soil Mech Series 24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM