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Rate Effect on the Residual Interface Strength Between two Different Soil Layers

  • Nguyen Thanh DuongEmail author
  • Motoyuki Suzuki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 62)

Abstract

Landslides often develop along discontinuous planes, bedding planes or the interface between two soil layers. Recently, some investigations have been conducted to examine the residual strength mobilized on the interface between two soil layers. However, the effect of shear displacement rate on the residual interface shear strength behavior should be more examined, especially in the case of containing smectite minerals. In this study, the rate effect on the residual interface strength between two different soil layers in which one layer contains smectite minerals will be investigated. A number of ring shear tests were conducted on combined samples comprising of one kaolin layer and one kaolin-bentonite mixture layer with the shear rates from 0.02 mm/min to 20 mm/min and normal stress levels from 98 kPa to 294 kPa. The research results indicated that the residual interface strength and its rate dependency significantly depended on the characteristics of the contact material. The residual interface strength and its rate dependency also showed stress-dependent behaviour. In addition, the contact material may affect the effect of normal stress on the magnitude of the positive rate effect on the residual interface strength.

Keywords

numerical analysis bored tunneling safety settlement pile foundation measurement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hanoi University of Mining and GeologyHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Yamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan

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