This paper describes the results of an experimental investigation on the behaviour of a lightly grouted loose mediumsand under both monotonic and cyclic loading. The experimental programme in the present study was carried out onboth untreated and treated sand specimens stabilized with a silica-based grout, and comprises isotropic triaxial compressiontests equipped with bender elements, drained triaxial monotonic shearing tests, and undrained cyclic tests in a simple shear(SS) apparatus. The results highlight that the weak cementation level induced by chemical treatment was sufficient to moderatelyincrease small-strain stiffness and stress–dilatancy of the grouted sand during drained monotonic shear. A small cohesionintercept was observed in the analyzed failure envelope, while cyclic liquefaction resistance exhibited a much moresignificant increase, with a different pattern of behaviour between low and high stress levels. Finally, undrained cyclic SStest results evidenced that silicate grout employed in this research improves undrained cyclic shear strength in a manner similarto densification of the same material up to a density index of approximately 75%.
|Titolo:||Static and dynamic properties of a lightly cemented silicate-grouted sand|
PORCINO, Daniela Dominica (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|