The behavior of a light cemented sand is presented. The sand under investigation was from Vincentown Formation in New Jersey, and the cementing agent was calcite. The stress-strain behavior, the pore pressure response, and the stress path with strain plots indicate that the strength behavior of cemented sands is strain dependent. At low axial strains, below 1%, the cohesion caused by the calcite bonding between particles is the major component of strength. The cohesive shear strength is destroyed around 1% strain, and then the frictional strength becomes predominant. It was also observed that a very high confining stress can also destroy the cementation. /Authors/

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  • Accession Number: 00193589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 14259
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM