Modelling the behaviour of sand-steel interfaces

H. Nakayama, M. Dietz, M. Lings, D. Muir Wood

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    Experimental studies of the behavior of dry sand-steel interfaces have been performed in a modified direct shear apparatus. The shear stress-displacement behavior is influenced by the normal stress, the density of the sand and by the relative roughness of the interface. The patterns of response – peak, softening, dilation – are similar to those seen in the shearing of sand and a model which introduces stress level and density through a state parameter is found to be successful in matching the observed shear stress and volume change behavior at both small and large shear displacements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCharacterisation and behaviour of interfaces
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of research symposium on characterization and behavior of interfaces
    EditorsJ.D. Frost
    Place of PublicationWashington
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781607504917
    ISBN (Print) 9781607504900
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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