Influence of fines content and initial shear stress on dynamic properties of hydraulic reclaimed soil

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Title Influence of fines content and initial shear stress on dynamic properties of hydraulic reclaimed soil
Author Chien, L.-K; Oh, Erwin Yan-Nam
Journal Name Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Editor Bruce P. Dancik
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Canada
Publisher NRC Research Press
Abstract The hydraulic placement of sand fill is one of the most important methods of land reclamation. During the reclamation process, losses of fines in sand are induced by the transportation of soil which affects the dynamic properties of the soil materials. In this study, the reclaimed soil in the Yunlin area of Taiwan is adopted as the test material. Different fines contents, different relative densities, and initial stress ratio were taken as test conditions. Resonant column tests were performed to evaluate the shear modulus and damping ratio of the reclaimed soil under initial shear stress. The results show that the maximum shear modulus decreases as the fines content increases. The influences of initial shear stress are discussed. A prediction method for maximum shear modulus under different fines content and initial shear stress is proposed based on empirical equations obtained. The results can be helpful for land reclamation design and assessment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/rp-ps/journalDetail.jsp?jcode=cgj&lang=eng
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/t01-082
Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 National Research Council Canada. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Volume 39
Issue Number 1
Page from 242
Page to 253
ISSN 0008-3674
Date Accessioned 2003-04-13
Date Available 2009-10-07T06:26:46Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Geotechnical Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22202
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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