Volume 12, Number 4 and B (Transaction B: Geotechnical Engineering December 2014)                   IJCE 2014, 12(4 and B): 316-325 | Back to browse issues page

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Kargar S, Shahnazari H, Salehzadeh H. Post-cyclic behavior of carbonate sand with anisotropic consolidation. IJCE. 2014; 12 (4) :316-325
URL: http://ijce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-852-en.html

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In this study, a researching program is conducted by cyclic triaxial test to determine the post-cyclic behavior of Bushehr carbonate sand retrieved from the north of the Persian Gulf, under anisotropic consolidation at 200 kPa confining pressure. The article compares the post-cyclic monotonic strength and excess pore water pressures generated after the test with the pre-cyclic monotonic results. The results attest to the existence of a relationship between CSR (Cyclic Stress Ratio) and the frequency of failure cycles. The article also investigates the relationship between the amount of excess pore pressures generated during both the cyclic and post-cyclic loading, revealing an increase in the post-cyclic strength and stiffness of sand retrieved from Bushehr. Also the effect of multi stages cyclic loading, density, pore pressure and stain history in post cyclic strength and stiffness is evaluated. The increasing in post cyclic strength and stiffness depends on excess pore pressure generated during cyclic loading and stain history. This article also reveals that a distinct trend in the relation between post cyclic behavior and crushing value does not exist at lower confining pressure.

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