Interface Direct Shearing Behavior between Soil and Saw-tooth Surfaces by DEM Simulation
Jing X.-Y.1; Zhou W.-H.1; Li Y.1
Conference Name1st International Conference on the Material Point Method (MPM)
Source PublicationProcedia Engineering
Conference DateJAN 10-13, 2017
Conference PlaceDelft, NETHERLANDS

The shearing behavior of a soil-structure interface is influenced by the properties of both the soil and the structure (e.g., particle shape, structural hardness, and surface roughness). While previous investigations using experimental approaches have been able to characterize the macroscopic behavior of the soil-structure interface, the micro-mechanisms behind these observations made from a laboratory still require explanation. This study aims to analyze the effect of roughness on the shearing behavior of the soil-hard structure interface. To do so, we performed a series of three-dimensional interface shear tests using the discrete element method with various degrees of normalized roughness. A standard saw-tooth was chosen to represent the geometry of an artificial rough surface. The results show that: (1) shear stress softening is observed after peak when the specimen shearing is on a rough interface, (2) the shear strength of a soil-structure interface increases as the interface roughness increases, and (3) dilatancy occurs when the roughness is sufficiently large. The incremental shear displacement field indicates that during the shearing process the shear deformation is largely localized in a narrow zone adjacent to the interface, called the shear band. A discontinuous feature is characterized after the shear band appears. The thickness of the shear band varies depending on the roughness of the interface. Specimen shearing on a rougher interface tends to create a thicker shear band.

KeywordDiscrete Element Method Interface Roughness Interface Shear Test Shear Band
URLView the original
Indexed BySCI
WOS Research AreaEngineering
WOS SubjectEngineering, Multidisciplinary ; Engineering, Geological
WOS IDWOS:000400006000006
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:7   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeConference paper
Affiliation1.Universidade de Macau
2.UMacau Research Institute
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Jing X.-Y.,Zhou W.-H.,Li Y.. Interface Direct Shearing Behavior between Soil and Saw-tooth Surfaces by DEM Simulation[C],2017:36-42.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Jing X.-Y.]'s Articles
[Zhou W.-H.]'s Articles
[Li Y.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Jing X.-Y.]'s Articles
[Zhou W.-H.]'s Articles
[Li Y.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Jing X.-Y.]'s Articles
[Zhou W.-H.]'s Articles
[Li Y.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.