Accession Number : ADA302885

Title :   Creep and Strength of Frozen Soil Under Triaxial Compression.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Fish, Anatoly M.

PDF Url : ADA302885

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A combined creep and strength model has been developed for the entire (primary, secondary and tertiary) creep and the long-term strength of frozen soil under multiaxial stress at both constant stresses and constant strain rates by a single (unified) constitutive equation. Secondary creep is assumed to be an inflection point of a creep curve defining time to failure. Secondary creep rate is described by a new flow law, the stress function of which includes the first invariant of the stress tensor. The model consists of four principal elements: a constitutive equation, a viscous flow equation and a yield criterion, all united by a time-to-failure function. The yield criterion is selected either in the form of a parabolic (extended) von Mises-Drucker-Prager model or a parabolic (extended) Mohr-Coulomb rupture model. The criteria take into account that, at a certain magnitude of the mean normal stress (sigma sub max), the shear strength of frozen soil reaches a maximum. The yield criteria are included in the time-to-failure function, the shape parameters of which are independent of the loading regime. The model has been verified using test data on creep and the long-term strength of frozen soil under triaxial compression at -10 deg C. (MM)

Descriptors :   *STRENGTH(MECHANICS), *CREEP, *FROZEN SOILS, SOIL MECHANICS, RUPTURE, STRAIN RATE, ICE, YIELD STRENGTH, FAILURE(MECHANICS), COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, SILT, TRIAXIAL STRESSES.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE