Simple Shear Test for Interfaces Between Core and Filter Soils in Rock-Fill Dams

    Volume 31, Issue 3 (May 2008)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Published Online: 15 November 2007

    Page Count: 10


    Zhang, Bingyin
    Tsinghua University, Beijing,

    Yu, Yuzhen
    Tsinghua University, Beijing,

    Fu, Jian
    Tsinghua University, Beijing,

    Hu, Liming
    Tsinghua University, Beijing,

    (Received 9 November 2006; accepted 16 October 2007)

    Abstract

    The mechanical behavior of the interface between core and filter soils plays an important role in the construction of rock-filled dams with a composite earth core as a permeability barrier. This paper describes the use of a laminar-ring simple shear apparatus that was developed to test interface properties, a device that uses stacked steel rings to contain the specimen. A series of interface tests between core and filter soils were conducted using the developed apparatus. During the test, the normal stress was kept constant, and the shear stress and the relative displacement were measured. Furthermore, the deformation features of specimen were measured using LVDTs placed at each of the laminar-rings. Test results show that the shear strength of the interface is controlled by the weaker of the two individual soils.


    Paper ID: GTJ100859

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ100859

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    Title Simple Shear Test for Interfaces Between Core and Filter Soils in Rock-Fill Dams
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    Committee D18