Strain rate dependency of sand response under uniaxial monotonic loading

Mohammed Baamer, Eduardo Suescun-Florez, Nikolaos Machairas, Magued Iskander

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An experimental program was conducted to quantify the strain rate dependency of silica sand under different low to intermediate strain rates. Measurements of axial stress, axial strain and stiffness were explored to assess the sensitivity of mechanical properties to strain rate. Strain rates were applied on samples subjected to uniaxial compression stresses within a range of 0.01 to 100 %/s. The tests help facilitate the incorporation of strain rate dependency of soil response in geotechnical modeling of soil-structure interaction problems. Available observations of the response of sand under monotonic loading suggest that sand may exhibit significant strain rate dependency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIFCEE 2015 - Proceedings of the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2015
EditorsJ. Brian Anderson, Magued Iskander, Muhannad T. Suleiman, Debra F. Laefer
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479087
StatePublished - 2015
EventInternational Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2015, IFCEE 2015 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2015Mar 21 2015

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
VolumeGSP 256
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherInternational Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2015, IFCEE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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