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Article: A unified framework for evaluating in situ state of sand with varying fines content

TitleA unified framework for evaluating in situ state of sand with varying fines content
Authors
KeywordsDynamics
Laboratory tests
Liquefaction
Sands
Issue Date2018
PublisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.geotechnique-ice.com
Citation
Geotechnique, 2018, v. 68 n. 2, p. 177-183 How to Cite?
AbstractIn the design and construction of large-scale earth structures such as hydraulic fills for artificial islands or tailings dams, a major concern is the susceptibility of sand fills to flow failure or liquefaction. The big challenge in liquefaction evaluation is to evaluate the in situ state of sand, because it is extremely difficult to obtain high-quality undisturbed samples for that purpose. Here an attractive framework is presented, which allows a direct evaluation of in situ states of sands with varying quantity of fines through shear wave velocity measurements. The framework is built upon a specifically designed experimental programme comprising small-strain shear wave measurements and large-strain undrained shear tests over a wide range of post-consolidation states. A marked feature of the framework is the unified characterisation of shear wave velocity for both clean and silty sands through a state parameter that properly combines the effects of void ratio and confining stress in a sound theoretical context. As the shear wave velocity can be reliably measured both in the laboratory and in the field, and since the state parameter is a meaningful index for characterising various aspects of sand behaviour, the proposed framework is highly promising in a range of geotechnical applications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/259178
ISSN
2017 Impact Factor: 2.982
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.837

 

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dc.contributor.authorYang, J-
dc.contributor.authorLiu, X-
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Y-
dc.contributor.authorLiang, LB-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T04:02:45Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-03T04:02:45Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationGeotechnique, 2018, v. 68 n. 2, p. 177-183-
dc.identifier.issn0016-8505-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/259178-
dc.description.abstractIn the design and construction of large-scale earth structures such as hydraulic fills for artificial islands or tailings dams, a major concern is the susceptibility of sand fills to flow failure or liquefaction. The big challenge in liquefaction evaluation is to evaluate the in situ state of sand, because it is extremely difficult to obtain high-quality undisturbed samples for that purpose. Here an attractive framework is presented, which allows a direct evaluation of in situ states of sands with varying quantity of fines through shear wave velocity measurements. The framework is built upon a specifically designed experimental programme comprising small-strain shear wave measurements and large-strain undrained shear tests over a wide range of post-consolidation states. A marked feature of the framework is the unified characterisation of shear wave velocity for both clean and silty sands through a state parameter that properly combines the effects of void ratio and confining stress in a sound theoretical context. As the shear wave velocity can be reliably measured both in the laboratory and in the field, and since the state parameter is a meaningful index for characterising various aspects of sand behaviour, the proposed framework is highly promising in a range of geotechnical applications.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.geotechnique-ice.com-
dc.relation.ispartofGeotechnique-
dc.subjectDynamics-
dc.subjectLaboratory tests-
dc.subjectLiquefaction-
dc.subjectSands-
dc.titleA unified framework for evaluating in situ state of sand with varying fines content-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailYang, J: junyang@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYang, J=rp00201-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1680/jgeot.16.P.254-
dc.identifier.hkuros287837-
dc.identifier.volume68-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage177-
dc.identifier.epage183-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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