Determination of Critical State Parameters in Sandy Soils—Simple Procedure

    Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2001)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Santamarina, JC
    Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

    Cho, GC
    Graduate student, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

    (Received 24 March 2000; accepted 17 October 2000)

    Abstract

    The critical state is arguably the most robust criterion for strength design, including post liquefaction strength. The conventional triaxial test is used for the determination of critical state parameters; however, it is time-consuming and the required set of tests is relatively expensive for common geotechnical tasks. A simplified test procedure is developed to determine the critical state line in sandy soils. The procedure is reliable, economical, and fast. In order to verify the simplified test procedure, results are compared against critical state parameters determined in conventional triaxial tests. The comparison shows very good agreement between critical state parameters obtained with the suggested procedure and those gathered with triaxial testing. Limitations are identified.


    Paper ID: GTJ11338J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ11338J

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