E3S Web Conf.
Volume 92, 20197th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Geomaterial Behaviour: Small Strain|
|Published online||25 June 2019|
Stress path dependent small strain stiffness of Shanghai clay
Department of Geotechnical Engineering & Key Laboratory of Geotechnical and Underground Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092 China
2 State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116 China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The soil small strain stiffness plays an important role in many geotechnical applications such as machine foundations, deep excavations and earthquake ground response analysis. In this study, the small strain stiffness of saturated intact Shanghai clay specimen is measured in a hollow cylinder apparatus. The lateral earth pressure coefficient at rest is measured first during the one-dimensional consolidation. After consolidation, the very small strain stiffness is obtained by shear wave measurement using bender elements, while the degradation of small strain stiffness with strain is investigated by quasi-static loading with high resolution linear variable displacement transducers (LVDT). The effect of stress path on the small strain stiffness is also investigated. The results show that the small strain stiffness is nonlinear and significantly depends on the stress path.
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