Multiscale investigation of silica and carbonate sands under monotonic and cyclic loading

Yining Teng

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A greater understanding of the behaviour of silica and carbonate sands under shallow foundations has been achieved through multi-scale image-based deformation measurement, scanning electron microscopy and centrifuge modelling. Outcomes of the study have shown significant differences in sand response as a function of mineral origin, evidenced by laboratory and in situ characterization tests and foundation response under monotonic and cyclic, vertical and lateral loading. It has been shown that soil-structure interaction is not only dependent on mineral characteristics of soil, but also particle shape and the resulting load transfer pattern within the soil matrix.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date9 Nov 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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