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Hydraulic Resistance Characteristics of Compacted Weathered Granite Soil by Rotating Cylinder Test and Image Analysis
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Hydraulic Resistance Characteristics of Compacted Weathered Granite Soil by Rotating Cylinder Test and Image Analysis
Kim, Young Sang; Lim, Jae Seong;
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 Abstract
Recently, in Korea, problems related with unstability of slope or sinkhole in urban area due to erosion of compacted granite soil which was used as a backfill or embankment material have been treated as important issues. Small hole might develop inside of backfill area due to erosion of not only weathered granite soil but also clay, silt, fine sand size particles when underground water flows. Once erosion starts in a soil mass, erosion rate increases gradually to cause rapid destruction. In this study, a rotating cylinder test (RCT) was performed to evaluate the hydraulic resistance characteristics of compacted weathered granite soil under various relative densities and preconsolidation pressures. Meanwhile, an image analysis method was introduced to analyze radius of irregularly eroded sample. It was found that image analysis is an effective means of minimizing the error in calculating a critical shear stress and threshold shear stress on the irregularly eroded sample. Furthermore, in general, hydraulic resistance capacity increases with the increase of relative density and preconsolidation pressure.
 Keywords
Hydraulic resistance capacity;Image analysis;Rotating cylinder test;Compacted weathered granite soil;
 Language
Korean
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