Influence of Specimen-Reconstituting Method on the Undrained Response of Sand

    Volume 22, Issue 3 (September 1999)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Vaid, YP
    Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

    Sivathayalan, S
    Doctoral student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

    Stedman, D
    Doctoral student, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Kobe University, Hyogo,

    (Received 21 April 1998; accepted 22 January 1999)

    Abstract

    An experimental study aimed at a direct comparison of the undrained behavior of sand using specimens reconstituted by different techniques is presented. It is shown that at identical initial void ratio and effective stress state, the moist-tamped sand is potentially liquefiable, but in the water-deposited state may even be dilative. Water-deposited specimens are shown to be very uniform in contrast to the large nonuniformities that usually occur on moist tamping, rendering their results questionable from the standpoint of laboratory element tests. A direct comparison of the behavior of truly undisturbed sand specimens retrieved by in-situ ground freezing and their corresponding reconstituted counterparts after consolidating to identical initial states is also presented in support of the contention that the fabric that ensues on water pluviation closely simulates that of the natural alluvial and hydraulic fill sands, enabling the use of reconstituted specimens as substitutes for the expensive undisturbed frozen specimens for material characterization.


    Paper ID: GTJ11110J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11110J

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    Title Influence of Specimen-Reconstituting Method on the Undrained Response of Sand
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