Volume 37, Issue 4 (July 2014)

    Experimental Method to Study the Effects of Fabric Anisotropy on Elastic Shear Modulus of Sand

    (Received 17 December 2010; accepted 25 March 2014)

    Published Online: 2014

    CODEN: GTJOAD

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    Abstract

    Fabric anisotropy of a granular soil may strongly influence its engineering properties and behavior. This paper presents the results of a new experimental study designed to measure the anisotropic shear moduli by simulating fabric anisotropy. Piezoelectric transducers were used to obtain the elastic shear modulus in vertical, horizontal, and 45° inclined planes (Gvh, Ghh, Gαh) of samples prepared by 0°, 45°, and 90° deposition angles. The measurements show a significant difference of G in these planes in soil samples because of the fabric anisotropy.


    Author Information:

    Li, Bo
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Wenzhou Univ., Zhejiang,

    Guangxi Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Guilin Univ. of Technology, Guangxi,

    Zeng, Xiangwu
    Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH

    Ming, Haiyan
    Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Shenzhen Univ., Shenzhen,


    Stock #: GTJ20120118

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20120118

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    Title Experimental Method to Study the Effects of Fabric Anisotropy on Elastic Shear Modulus of Sand
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    Committee D18