Towards a framework for the prediction of installation rate effects

Scott Robinson, Michael John Brown

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    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 installation effects. 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 the analysis of installation effects. It is demonstrated that shear strength, small strain stiffness and the elastic shear strain threshold are rate dependent. The implications of this for a common stiffness degradation model are analysed and an improved model proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInstallation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering, ICIEGE 2013
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781138000414
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • rate effects
    • high speed triaxial
    • kaolin


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