Liquefaction resistance of non-plastic silty sand

Jing-Wen Chen, Mei Hsun Chang, Chun Chi Chen, Wei F. Lee

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Abstract

The traditional sampler cannot obtain the high quality undisturbed specimen of non-plastic silty sand, so previous researches only using the remolded specimens to discuss the engineering properties of non-plastic silty sand. Therefore, this paper is to introduce research progress on liquefaction potential of undisturbed high fines content non-plastic silty sand. Laboratory tests on the liquefaction resistance of non-plastic silty sand that emphasized on the influence of fines content percentages are conducted. It concludes that soil liquefaction would occur in non-plastic silty sand deposits even with high non-plastic fines contents. Both fines contents and void ratios have deterministic influences to the cyclic resistance of such silty sand material. Most importantly, disturbance effect would have great influence on cyclic resistances and post liquefaction volumetric strains of non-plastic silty sand. Results of this study is hoped to improve engineers' understanding on liquefaction potential of non-plastic silty sand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
Pages544-549
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 16
Event23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 - Anchorage, AK, United States
Duration: 2013 Jun 302013 Jul 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, AK
Period13-06-3013-07-05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Chen, J-W., Chang, M. H., Chen, C. C., & Lee, W. F. (2013). Liquefaction resistance of non-plastic silty sand. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2013 (pp. 544-549). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference).