Anisotropic behaviour of compacted clayey silt subjected to hydromechanical paths
1 Universidad Autònoma de Campeche and Instituto Tecnològico de Campeche, Mexico
2 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
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Compaction induces anisotropy on soil deformational response due to preferential straining associated with the fabrication process. An experimental insight into the stress-strain response of Barcelona clayey silt is provided here. The material was statically compacted at low dry density to induce high collapsibility upon wetting (dry density 1.48 Mg/m3, water content 12%). Two types of controlled-suction tests were carried out: a) constant suction radial paths on as-compacted samples following different stress ratios (deviator stress / mean net stress: q/p″, including isotropic and K0 stress paths; and b) the same type of radial stress paths but performed after saturation under low confining stress. These paths were intended to define the as-compacted and saturated yield surfaces. The experimental data on as-compacted state is satisfactorily interpreted adopting an anisotropic yield surface with an inclination linked to the compaction under oedometer conditions. Development of shear strain was observed during isotropic loading of the compacted samples. This anisotropy that the soil exhibits at the end of the compaction vanishes after collapse by saturation and as plastic volumetric straining develops.
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