Stress-Strain Behaviour of a Micacious Sand in Plane Strain Condition

  • S. J. M. Yasin
  • F. Tatsuoka
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 146)


Unusual failures of river banks and river training structures have been reported during construction and shortly after commissioning of several structures along Jamuna river in Bangladesh that raised widespread questions regarding the design principles and parameters used. The natural sand deposit along the Jamuna river contain relatively larger amount of mica than most other natural soils. Jamuna sand needs to be studied under wide range of loading conditions (such as triaxial, plane strain, simple shear etc.), drainage and density conditions (i.e. drained / undrained, dry / saturated, dense/loose state etc.) to reveal the extent of variation of its strength and deformation characteristics in order to facilitate understanding of the mechanism of past failures of structures and suggest rational design parameters. A series of plane strain compression tests were performed on Jamuna sand. It is observed that Jamuna sand is highly contractive under shear and more anisotropic than other non-mica sands.


Volumetric Strain Triaxial Test Stress Path Plane Strain Compression Intermediate Principal Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. M. Yasin
    • 1
  • F. Tatsuoka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringTokyo University of ScienceNoda, ChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)Dhaka-1000Bangladesh

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