Stress-Strain response of Malaysian granitic residual soil grade V, according to Rotational Multiple Yield Surface Framework
1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Malaysia
2 Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Malaysia
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In soil mechanics characterizing the soil volume change behavior is based on the effective stress concept. Conventional soil settlement models which have been developed by this principle, are empirical in nature and being verified against experimental or field observations. However, they are not still able to explain and formulate some unusual soil volume change behaviors such as wetting collapse by this concept. The consequence of shear strength in the interaction of effective stress should be integrated into volume change frameworks in such cases in order to puzzle out these weird behaviors. The principle has been incorporated in an anisotropic soil settlement model know as Rotational Multiple Yield Surface Framework (RMYSF). The framework has been developed from the standpoint of the soil stress-strain response within anisotropic stress condition. The anisotropic soil volume change behavior is described from the interaction between applied stress (presented by the Mohr-Coulomb circle) and shear strength (in terms of curved-surface mobilized shear strength envelope). The applicability of the model has been examined for limestone gravel from the United Kingdom and granitic residual soil grade VI from Kuala Kuba Baru, Malaysia before, however still needs to be tested for another kind of soils. In this paper, a series of triaxial tests were conducted on Malaysian granitic residual soil grade V, in saturated and unsaturated condition. The stress-strain curves and volume change behavior of the soil were obtained from laboratory test results. Besides that, the stress-strain response of the soil has been predicted using RMYSF framework. The predicted stress-strain curves were compared with the test result and the accuracy of the framework was examined. The obtained and predicted curves had a fairly good match.
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