E3S Web Conf.
Volume 205, 20202nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (ICEGT 2020)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Minisymposium: Engineered Geomaterials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (organized by Alessandro Rotta Loria)|
|Published online||18 November 2020|
Non-isothermal volume change behavior of saturated sand subjected to minimal vertical effective stress
Northwestern University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanics and Energy Laboratory, Evanston, 60208 United States of America
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To date, the majority of the available studies on the volume change behavior of soils under non- isothermal conditions have focused on fine-grained soils. Only a limited number of investigations have been made available about coarse-grained soils despite their abundance in practice, with contradictory features. To enrich the current knowledge about the volume change behavior of coarse-grained soils under non-isothermal conditions, this investigation presents the results of oedometric tests with temperature control performed on saturated sand. The influence of relative density on the volume change behavior of the tested material under non-isothermal conditions is investigated under a minimal level of applied vertical effective stress. The results show an expansive volume change upon heating and contractive volume change upon cooling for all relative densities. The magnitude of the contraction is more significant than that of the expansion, leading to a residual contractive volume change after one cycle of heating and cooling. The results of this study enrich the current literature about the volume change behavior of coarse-grained soils under non-isothermal conditions. Such competence may be considered for applications at the interface of geomechanics and energy wherein temperature variations occur and characterize the response of coarse-grained soils.
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