Deviatoric stress-response envelopes from multiaxial tests on sand

D. Muir Wood, T. Sadek, L. Dihoru, M. L. Lings, H. Javaheri

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    Sets of rosettes of stress probes have been performed on Hostun sand in a flexible boundary true triaxial apparatus. These have shown the effect of stress history on the local distortional stiffness of the sand. Histories have included isotropic compression, and deviatoric paths with increasingly complex shapes.
    These tests were performed and interpreted against a background of kinematic hardening and bounding surface plasticity, using stress response envelopes to reveal evolving distortional stiffness. Use of response envelopes to study volumetric stiffness appears to be less helpful but the phase transformation surfaces that can be extracted seem somewhat independent of recent stress history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSoil stress-strain behavior
    Subtitle of host publicationmeasurement, modeling and analysis : a collection of the Geotechnical Symposium in Rome, March 16-17 2006
    EditorsHoe I. Ling, Luigi Callisto, Dov Leshchinsky, Junichi Koseki
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781402061462
    ISBN (Print)9781402061455
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventGeotechnical Symposium - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 16 Mar 200617 Mar 2006

    Publication series

    NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
    PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht


    ConferenceGeotechnical Symposium
    Internet address


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