Undrained cyclic behaviour of Beaufort Sea silt

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ConferenceProceedings of the Conference Arctic '85 ASCE, San Francisco, CA., March 25-27, 1985, pp. 830-837: 25 March 1985, San Francisco, CA.
Pages83037; # of pages: 794
Subjectalternating loads; silt; triaxial tests; cyclic stresses
AbstractCyclic loading behaviour of Beaufort Sea silt has been studied under triaxial conditions, with and without static shear stress, to define the resistance to liquefaction or cyclic straining under various cyclic stress conditions. Unsymmetrical cyclic loading led to compressive failure, in which the mode of failure was dependent on the amount of shear stress reversal. Symmetrical cyclic loading led to an extension failure characterized by large cyclic strains. The normalized cyclic deviator stress at failure for tests with K[C] = 2 was 125% higher than that for tests with K[ C] = 1.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number24415
NPARC number20375728
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