Stress-strain behavior of and hyperbolic parameters for structured/cemented silts

Timothy D. Stark, Robert M. Ebeling, Kenneth R. Daly

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Isotropically consolidated-drained triaxial compression tests were performed on undisturbed structured/cemented silt to gain a better understanding of the shear behavior of and hyperbolic stress-strain parameters for this material. The results show that the hyperbolic stress-strain parameters for the structured/cemented silt are anisotropic and differ significantly from the hyperbolic parameters developed for silt reconstituted at the field total unit weight and water. As the confining pressure in a triaxial compression test approaches the preconsolidation pressure, the effects of the structure/cementation are reduced due to bond breakage, and the structured/cemented silt exhibits a stress-strain behavior similar to that of reconstituted silt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-332
Number of pages15
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number99
StatePublished - 2000
EventThe GeoDenver 2000 - Unsaturated Soils Sessions 'Advances in Ultrasound Geotechnical' - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Aug 5 2000Aug 5 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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