Stiffness of lightly cemented sand under multiaxial loading

Marina Bellaver Corte, Erdin Ibraim, Lucas Festugato, Andrea Diambra, Nilo Cesar Consoli

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Abstract

This paper presents experimental triaxial tests conducted on two lightly cemented sand samples on the set-up conditions of a Hollow Cylinder Torsional Apparatus (HCTA). The laboratory study has been carried out on an angular to sub-angular silica sand reinforced with Portland cement of high early strength. The samples have identical porosity/volumetric cement content ratio, η/Civ, values. The Young’s modulus and shear modulus were measured by the application of a series of small unload-reload cycles at different investigation points along the triaxial stress path up to about 50% of the maximum deviatoric stress. At these investigation points, additional series of unload-reload cycles of higher amplitudes were also applied and the stiffness moduli assessed using local instrumentation. While the peak strength seems to be controlled by the density of the sand matrix, as extensive bond cementation damages occur at peak and pre-peak stages, the Young’s modulus and shear modulus normalised by the void ratio function show the effect of the cementation ratio with higher values for the sample with higher cementation ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Glasgow 2019
Subtitle of host publicationOpen Access proceedings in Environment, Energy and Earth Sciences
EditorsErdin Ibraim, Alessandro Tarantino
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages6
Volume92
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890644
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2019
Event7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Glasgow 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameE3S Web of Conferences
Volume92
ISSN (Print)2555-0403
ISSN (Electronic)2267-1242

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Glasgow 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period26/06/1928/06/19

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