A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING UNDRAINED CYCLIC STRENGTH OF SANDY SOILS USING STANDARD PENETRATION RESISTANCES

In evaluating liquefaction potential of saturated sandy deposits, it is necessary to estimate undrained cyclic shear strength of soils. On many occasions in actual design procedures, it is very convenient if engineers can evaluate undrained cyclic shear strength of sandy soils with use of ordinary engineering properties of soils and grounds such as grading properties of disturbed samples and blow counts (n-values) by standard penetration tests. For this purpose, available data of sand sampling, dynamic triaxial tests on undisturbed specimens, n-values by standard penetration tests and gradings were analysed and a correlation between dynamic shear strength and mean diameter was obtained. This correlation is represented by a simplified equation from which approximate dynamic shear strengths of reclaimed and alluvial sandy deposits can be estimated. /TRRL/

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    Japanese Society of Soil Mech & Foundation Engrs

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Tatsuoka, F
    • IWASAKI, T
    • Tokida
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 43-58
  • Serial:
    • SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: JAPANESE GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0038-0806

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM