Accession Number : ADA189727

Title :   Micromechanics Models for Unsaturated, Saturated, and Dry Sands.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 84-30 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Jeyapalan, Jey K ; Thiyagaram, M ; Saleira, W E

PDF Url : ADA189727

Report Date : 25 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 217

Abstract : In this report, models for saturated and unsaturated soils are reviewed. In addition, the applicability of micromechanics modelling for unsaturated, saturated, and dry sands are explored. The expressions for effective moduli and poisson's ratio are developed for all levels of saturation fo sands. The potential of these models for providing a better understanding of partly saturated soil behavior is also discussed in this report.

Descriptors :   *SATURATION, *SOIL MECHANICS, MODELS, POISSON RATIO, SAND, SOILS, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, BULK MODULUS, SOIL MODELS, DRY MATERIALS, DEFORMATION, LOADS(FORCES), VOIDS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE