Generalized stress-path-dependent soil behaviour with a new hollow cylinder torsional apparatus

Y. P. Vaid, A. Sayao, Hou Enhuang Hou, D. Negussey

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Abstract

A new hollow cylinder torsional shear apparatus is described. The apparatus is suitable for investigating soil behaviour under generalized stress paths, including principal stress rotations, characteristic of earthquake and offshore-wave loadings. A new, more rational assessment of stress nonuniformity across the wall of the hollow cylinder specimen is made, and the "no go' regions of the stress space are delineated that limit stress nonuniformity to acceptable levels. Operation of the apparatus and experimental procedures for tests on reconstituted specimens of sand are described. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-616
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian geotechnical journal
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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