Accession Number : ADA131650

Title :   In Situ Characterization of Soils for Prediction of Stress Strain Relationship of Soft Clay.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Aug 81-Aug 82,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Arulanandan,K ; Anandarajah,A ; Dafalias,Y F ; Herrmann,L R

PDF Url : ADA131650

Report Date : 10 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : An electrical method of characterizing fine grained soils is described. A nondestructive method of determining the stress-strain behavior of fine grained soils is developed based on this fundamental characterization of soils. A bounding surface plasticity model is used for the prediction of stress-strain behavior. Correlations are established relating the bounding surface model parameters to the appropriate electrical parameters. In situ prediction of stress-strain behavior of fine grained soils can be made by determining the electrical properties using an in situ measuring technique in a non-destructive manner and obtaining the required bounding surface model parameters from the correlations established. The feasibility of applying this methodology for predicting the stress-strain behavior is demonstrated based on a limited number of laboratory experiments performed on normally consolidated fine grained soils. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Soil mechanics, *Stress strain relations, *Nondestructive testing, Boundary layer, Soil classification, Mechanical properties, Composition(Property), Electric fields, Methodology, Predictions, Stress analysis, Strain(Mechanics), Behavior

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE