A Study of Undrained Shear Strength Using Various Vanes

    Volume 16, Issue 2 (June 1993)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Silvestri, V
    Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Qc

    Aubertin, M
    Associate professor, Department of Mineral Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Qc.

    Chapuis, RP
    Associate professor, Department of Mineral Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Qc.

    Abstract

    A field study of the undrained shear strength of a sensitive clay deposit was carried out by means of various vane configurations. Rectangular, rhomboidal, triangular, and elliptic vane blades were used. The assumption of isotropy of the undrained shear strength indicates that a uniform shear stress distribution gives a better fit to the observed response than a triangular distribution


    Paper ID: GTJ10039J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10039J

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