Dynamic soil properties at small strains

K. Soga, F. Bransby

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A series of resonant column tests on sands are being carried out to determine the effects of pore fluid on the damping and stiffness of sands at different frequencies and shear strains. This knowledge is required primarily to back analyse dynamic centrifuge model tests carried out with substitute pore fluids but also to understand earthquake wave propagation in soils. The damping and stiffness properties of soils are dependent on prevalent modes of particle deformation at a given effective stress, voids ratio and shear strain. It is hoped that this study will provide further insight into the micromechanical behaviour of soil at small strains. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalGround Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes


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