Physical simulation of aquifer compression due to groundwater fluctuation

Wen-Jong Chang, Shih Hsun Chou, An Bin Huang

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To investigate the compression of granular aquifer induced by fluctuations of pore pressure, series of repeated pore pressure induced loading-unloading tests on specimens made of Ottawa sand mixed with mica were conducted in a Ko-triaxial consolidation system. To simulate the stress paths in the field, the vertical displacements of soil specimens were monitored while maintaining a constant total vertical stress and applying sinusoidal fluctuations of pore pressure to specimens under Ko conditions. Shakedown theory is applied to interpret the testing data. The paper describes the laboratory setup, test procedure and findings from the test results. The results reveal that a shakedown behavior existed in saturated granular specimens and the accumulated permanent axial strains are 5 to 56 times of the values for conventional, monotonic loading. The finding evidently proves the significance of aquifer compression to ground subsidence due to repeated ground water fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalEngineering Geology
Volume231
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 14

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Pore pressure
Aquifers
pore pressure
Groundwater
compression
aquifer
groundwater
simulation
Subsidence
Mica
unloading
Unloading
Consolidation
mica
consolidation
subsidence
Sand
Soils
sand
Testing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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Chang, Wen-Jong ; Chou, Shih Hsun ; Huang, An Bin. / Physical simulation of aquifer compression due to groundwater fluctuation. In: Engineering Geology. 2017 ; Vol. 231. pp. 157-164.
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Physical simulation of aquifer compression due to groundwater fluctuation. / Chang, Wen-Jong; Chou, Shih Hsun; Huang, An Bin.

In: Engineering Geology, Vol. 231, 14.12.2017, p. 157-164.

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