Failure Mechanism Evaluation in Normally Consolidated Cohesive Soils by Plane Strain Test with Digital Image Analysis

평면변형률 시험에서 디지털 이미지 해석을 통한 정규압밀 점성토의 파괴거동 분석

  • Received : 2016.02.26
  • Accepted : 2016.03.10
  • Published : 2016.03.31


Soil failure is initiated and preceded by forming and progressing of shear band, defined as the localization of deformation into thin zones of soil mass. To understand the failure mechanism of normally consolidated cohesive soil, the spatial distribution and evolution of deformation within the entire specimen need to be evaluated. In this study, vertical compression tests under plane strain condition were performed on reconstituted kaolinite specimens, while capturing digital images of the specimen at regular intervals during shearing. Overall stress-strain behavior from initial to post peak has been analyzed together with spatial distributions of deformations and shear band characteristics from digital images at 4 stages.


Failure mechanism;Plane strain test;Digital image analysis;Strain distribution;Shear band characteristics


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)