A laboratory investigation for shear modulus of silty sand soils

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Proceedings of the 2nd World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, CSEE 2017, Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 04 April 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.11159/icgre17.110
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Keywords: Resonant column test, Shear modulus, Silty sand
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© Avestia Publishing, 2017.Dynamic shear modulus gives information about dynamic soil response and deformability characteristics. Dynamic shear modulus of the soils can be determined by using field tests or laboratory experiments such as resonant column method. In this study, a series of resonant column test were performed on reconstituted silty sand samples. Silty sand samples were collected from the city of Eskisehir, Turkey. Silty sand samples were prepared at different relative densities, confining pressures and saturation degrees. Results of the tests showed that the shear modulus changes with relative density, confining pressure and saturation degree.