Journal Published Online: 23 May 2014
Volume 37, Issue 4

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



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
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Wenzhou Univ., Zhejiang, CN Guangxi Key Laboratory of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Guilin Univ. of Technology, Guangxi, CN
Zeng, Xiangwu
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH, US
Ming, Haiyan
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Shenzhen Univ., Shenzhen, CN
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Stock #: GTJ20120118
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20120118