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ON

EFFECT OF STRAIN RATE ON SHEAR STRENGTH OF SOIL


Prepared and Submitted by

ANKITA GHOSH B.C.E-III SECTION-A2 ROLL NO: 001010401034


Guided by

Prof. RAMENDU BIKASH SAHU

JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING KOLKATA-700032 SESSION: 2012-13

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY KOLKATA 700032

CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL
This to certify that Ankita Ghosh with Roll no. 001010401034 has prepared the seminar paper titled Effect of strain rate

on shear strength of soil under my supervision as a part of


her pre-final year curriculum of Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University.

DATE:
UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF ------------------------(Prof. Ramendu Bikash Sahu)

My indebtedness to Prof. Ramendu Bikash Sahu is unlimited for his kind guidance, co-operation and help in selection of the topic, describing the topic in detail and presenting a large number of study materials which helped me in completion of this seminar report. I am thankful to my guardians and my sincere well- wishers for their constant support and invaluable inspiration to do the hard work with sincerity, dedication and determination. My sincere thanks to all of you again.

----------------------------(ANKITA GHOSH) BCE-III SEC- A2 ROLL NO.: 001010401034

CONTENTS
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1.Introduction 2.Effect of strain rate on shear strength of soil: 2.1. Experiment on Mexico City soil 2.1.1. Experimental Study 2.1.2. Results 2.1.3. Discussions 2.2. Experiment on San Francisco Bay mud 2.2.1. Experimental Study 2.2.2. Results 2.2.3. Discussions 2.3. Modeling of Simple Shear with Strain Rate 2.4. Concluded Remarks 3. Some design considerations for embankments on rate sensitive soil: 3.1. Strain Rate and Shear Strength mobilized during embankment construction 3.2. Critical Stage and Critical Strain Rate 20

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3.3. Behaviour of Reinforced Embankments under working conditions 3.4. Proposed Correction Factor for use in Design for Reinforced Embankments 3.5. Concluded Remarks 4. Bibliography

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TABLES
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Results of CIU tests on Mexico City soil Engineering properties of Young Bay mud Summary of consolidation of simple shear test on YBM

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Monotonic testing results on NC clay

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FIGURES
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Normalized undrained shear strength Vs. strain rate for Mexico City soil Mode of failure of Mexico City soil Stress strain curves of monotonic tests on NC YBM Effect of consolidation stress history on test results of BM-2 and BM-23 Effect of strain rate on test results of BM-2 and BM-9 Flowchart of modeling of monotonic response Contours of strain rate at onset of failure

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