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Measurement of unsaturated shear strength parameters of silty sand and its correlation with unconfined compressive strength
Zhou W.-H.1; Xu X.1; Garg A.2
2016-11-01
Source PublicationMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
ISSN02632241
Volume93Pages:351-358
Abstract

Compressive strength and direct shear testing parameters on unsaturated soil are often used in analysis and design of several geotechnical infrastructures. Rarely, any attempt has been made to quantify shear strength of unsaturated soil under different net normal stress conditions. The objectives of this study are to quantify shear strength parameters of unsaturated silty sand and to establish a simple correlation of it with unconfined compressive strength. Consolidated drained direct shear tests and unconfined compressive strength tests were performed to determine shear strength of unsaturated completely decomposed granite (CDG) soil. To interpret this, a series of typical soil water characteristic curves (SWCC) of CDG soil under different net normal stresses were also measured. Experimental results show that the unsaturated shear strength significantly increases with increase in net normal stress and matric suction. A new model for prediction of unconfined compression strength of unsaturated soil from shear strength and initial suction was proposed. The predictions from newly proposed model were found to be consistent with the measured unconfined compressive strength. This correlation can be useful in economical and rapid design/analysis of geotechnical infrastructure.

KeywordMatric Suction Net Normal Stress Shear Strength Unconfined Compression Strength Unsaturated Soil
DOI10.1016/j.measurement.2016.07.049
URLView the original
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEngineering ; Instruments & Instrumentation
WOS SubjectEngineering, Multidisciplinary ; Instruments & Instrumentation
WOS IDWOS:000386869600042
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Affiliation1.Universidade de Macau
2.Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
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Zhou W.-H.,Xu X.,Garg A.. Measurement of unsaturated shear strength parameters of silty sand and its correlation with unconfined compressive strength[J]. Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation,2016,93:351-358.
APA Zhou W.-H.,Xu X.,&Garg A..(2016).Measurement of unsaturated shear strength parameters of silty sand and its correlation with unconfined compressive strength.Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation,93,351-358.
MLA Zhou W.-H.,et al."Measurement of unsaturated shear strength parameters of silty sand and its correlation with unconfined compressive strength".Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation 93(2016):351-358.
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