Dynamic properties and liquefaction behaviour of cohesive soil in northeast India under staged cyclic loading
Shiv Shankar Kumar;A.Murali Krishna;Arindam Dey;Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati;
Estimation of strain-dependent dynamic soil properties, e.g. the shear modulus and damping ratio, along with the liquefaction potential parameters, is extremely important for the assessment and analysis of almost all geotechnical problems involving dynamic loading. This paper presents the dynamic properties and liquefaction behaviour of cohesive soil subjected to staged cyclic loading, which may be caused by main shocks of earthquakes preceded or followed by minor foreshocks or aftershocks, respectively. Cyclic triaxial tests were conducted on the specimens prepared at different dry densities(1.5 g/cm~3 and1.75 g/cm~3) and different water contents ranging from 8% to 25%. The results indicated that the shear modulus reduction(G/G_(max)) and damping ratio of the specimen remain unaffected due to the changes in the initial dry density and water content. Damping ratio is significantly affected by confining pressure,whereas G/G_(max) is affected marginally. It was seen that the liquefaction criterion of cohesive soils based on single-amplitude shear strain(3.75% or the strain at which excess pore water pressure ratio becomes equal to 1, whichever is lower) depends on the initial state of soils and applied stresses. The dynamic model of the regional soil, obtained as an outcome of the cyclic triaxial tests, can be successfully used for ground response analysis of the region.
【CateGory Index】： TU43