Experimental study on deformation and strength property of compacted loess

- Journal title : Geomechanics and Engineering
- Volume 11, Issue 1, 2016, pp.161-175
- Publisher : Techno-Press
- DOI : 10.12989/gae.2016.11.1.161

Title & Authors

Experimental study on deformation and strength property of compacted loess

Mei, Yuan; Hu, Chang-Ming; Yuan, Yi-Li; Wang, Xue-Yan; Zhao, Nan;

Mei, Yuan; Hu, Chang-Ming; Yuan, Yi-Li; Wang, Xue-Yan; Zhao, Nan;

Abstract

A series of experimental studies are conducted on the deformation and shear strength property of compacted loess. The results reveal that the relationships of both the initial moisture content (w) and the initial degree of compaction (K) of compacted loess with cohesion (w) and the angle of internal friction () are linear. The relationship between the secant modulus () and K is also linear. The relationship between and w can be fitted well by a second-order polynomial. Further, when the influences of w and K are ignored, the relationship between the confined compression strain () and vertical pressure (p) can be expressed by a formula. A correction formula for the deformation of compacted loess caused by a change in w and K is derived on the basis of the study results.

Keywords

compacted loess;shear strength;deformation property;deformation correction formula;

Language

English

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