Rate effects at varying strain levels in fine grained soils

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Abstract

There is a need for an improved understanding of rate effects over a wide range of strain rates in order to improve the modelling and analysis of high strain rate activities. Using triaxial testing on reconstituted kaolin over a wide strain rate range this paper examines the impact of strain rate on the aspects of soil response which are important in many areas of geotechnical engineering. It is demonstrated that shear strength, small strain stiffness and the elastic shear strain threshold are rate dependent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Innovations in Geotechnics, ICSMGE 2013
PublisherIOS Press
Pages263-266
Number of pages4
Volume1
Edition2013
ISBN (Print)9781138000414
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ICSMGE 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period2/09/136/09/13

Keywords

  • Dynamic tests
  • Elastic strain threshold
  • Kaolin
  • Rate effects
  • Shear modulus
  • Small strain
  • Strain level
  • Strain rate
  • Triaxial

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