This paper discusses the results of a large experimental program designed to investigate in a systematic manner the main features of the incremental response of fine-grained soils. The results are obtained from triaxial stress probing experiments carried out on a French silty clay (Beaucaire Marl). All the tests have been performed on reconstituted specimens, normally consolidated to an initial state which is either isotropic or anisotropic. In the interpretation of the experimental results, extensive use is made of the concept of strain response envelope. The response envelopes obtained for different stress increment magnitudes are remarkably consistent with each other and indicate an inelastic and irreversible material response, i.e. a strong dependence on the stress increment direction, also at relatively small strain levels. A companion paper (Int. J. Numer. Anal. Meth. Geomech., this issue, 2006) assesses the performance of some advanced constitutive models in reproducing the behaviour of reconstituted Beaucaire Marl as observed in this experimental program
Directional response of a reconstituted fine-grained soil. Part I: experimental investigation / COSTANZO D.; VIGGIANI G; TAMAGNINI C. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS. - ISSN 0363-9061. - STAMPA. - 30(2006), pp. 1283-1301.
|Titolo:||Directional response of a reconstituted fine-grained soil. Part I: experimental investigation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nag.526|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|