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Dynamic behavior of silica sand under repeated cyclic loading

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Strain accumulation in granular soils due to dynamic loading is investigated through long term cyclic triaxial tests and cyclic triaxial tests according to ASTM D 3999-91. Soil parameters, test equipment and loading conditions have a significant influence on strain accumulation, therefore a parameterization of the silica sand and a description of the cyclic triaxial test device are explained. Cyclic triaxial tests are performed and test results are presented illustrating the evolution of Young’s modulus during long term cyclic loading. The influence of the width of the stress-strain loop and the initial void ratio on strain accumulation is investigated and validated with existing accumulation models. The usefulness of Miner’s rule on sand subjected to cyclic loading is demonstrated by two tests with different packages of loading cycles.
Book: European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Proceedings
Number of pages: 1
Publication year:2015