سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰

محل انتشار: ششمین کنفرانس بین المللی زلزله شناسی و مهندسی زلزله

تعداد صفحات: ۶

نویسنده(ها):

j Jalili – International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geotechnical research center
m.k Jafari – International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geotechnical research center
a Shafiee – International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geotechnical research center

چکیده:

As a step forward in an ongoing investigation on behavior of composite clay, which is used as the core material of some large embankment dams allover the world, a series of experiments were conducted to explore the distribution of excess pore water pressure along saturated triaxial clay specimens during cyclic loading. As the predominant feature of the composite clay behavior is increase of excess pore water pressure in both monotonic and cyclic loadings as a consequence of increase of inclusion content, this paper focuses on formation of such pressure distribution inside the specimen by utilizing a miniature inner pressure transducer inside triaxial specimens. Specimens of pure clay and mixed material containing 40% (volumetric) ceramic beads and 60% clay were tested. Under cycles of 1.5% strain amplitude the expected increase of excess pore water pressure was captured at both ends and also inside the sample, which is in agreement with previous findings in this regard.