The strength of Perth sands in direct shear

M. R. Jensen , V. Zania, Barry Lehane, Q. Liu, C. Butterworth

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This paper describes the results from a systematic study examining the shear strength parameters of two natural dune siliceous sands and two natural calcareous sands from the Perth area, as well as two com­mercially sourced uniform sands. Standard classification testing was performed including measurements of grading distribution, void ratio limits and shape parameters. A comprehensive series of direct shear tests was carried out on each sand to assess the strength and dilatancy characteristics. These results were used to evaluate the effects of particle shape as well as grading distribution on the peak friction angles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics
EditorsHugo E. Acosta-Martínez, Barry M. Lehane
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Geomechanics Society
ISBN (Print)9780994626103
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics - Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia
Duration: 1 Apr 20193 Apr 2019
Conference number: 13


Conference13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics
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