Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/103041
Title: Unsaturated shear strength of a silty sand
Authors: Schnellmann, Reto
Rahardjo, Harianto
Schneider, Hans R.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Schnellmann, R., Rahardjo, H., & Schneider, H. R. (2013). Unsaturated shear strength of a silty sand. Engineering geology, 162, 88-96.
Series/Report no.: Engineering geology
Abstract: Series of single stage, consolidated drained direct shear tests under different net normal stresses and matric suctions were carried out to evaluate the unsaturated shear strength behavior of a silty sand. A back pressure shear box was used to measure and control pore-air and pore-water pressures. The experimental data show that matric suction increases shear strength of the soil significantly following a highly non-linear relationship. An increase in net normal stress results in a higher shear strength and the shearing behavior changes gradually from a peak shear strength followed by a strain-softening behavior to a strain-hardening behavior. A comparison between experimental shear strength measurements and predicted unsaturated shear strength values was made and the results are presented in the paper.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/103041
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/16897
ISSN: 0013-7952
DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.05.011
Rights: © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
Appears in Collections:CEE Journal Articles

SCOPUSTM   
Citations 10

27
Updated on Sep 6, 2020

PublonsTM
Citations 10

28
Updated on Mar 6, 2021

Page view(s) 20

539
Updated on Jun 24, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Plumx

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.