Effect of initial shear on cyclic behavior of sand

Isao Ishibashi, Makoto Kawamura, Shobha K. Bhatia

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations


Drained and undrained cyclic torsional simple shear tests are conducted for saturated Ottawa sand with and without initial static shear applications. It was found from the experiment that when the tests were conducted under uniform cyclic shear strains, both pore water pressure generation in undrained conditions and the volume changes in drained conditions were affected very little by the level of the initial static shear applications. The strain method, which uses shear strain parameters as determinative parameters, has been proven to be very useful for liquefaction and cyclic volume change analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1395-1410
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Geotechnical Engineering
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


Dive into the research topics of 'Effect of initial shear on cyclic behavior of sand'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this