Cyclic Unconfined Compression Test of Cement-Treated Soils

Tsutomu Namikawa, Yoshio Suzuki, Sadatomo Onimaru, Takuya Tsukamoto, Ryo Kurosawa, Kentaro Shimada

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This study presents the results of cyclic unconfined compression tests of cement-treated soil specimens prepared in a laboratory. Unconfined compression tests, in which a monotonic loading is applied to a specimen, are also conducted to evaluate the mean and variation of the unconfined compressive strength qu of the prepared specimens. The cyclic loading tests provide the cyclic strength qcyc versus the number of cycles to failure nf plots, which is known as S-N curve. The ratio of qcyc to qu at prescribed cycles is evaluated on the basis of the S-N curve obtained as the sample regression line. Moreover the variance of linear regression is analyzed because there is a large scatter in the data on the S-N plots. The comparison of the variance of linear regression with that of qu indicates that the variability of specimen strength results mainly in the variability in the data on the S-N plots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-268
Number of pages10
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number289 GSP
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event5th International Conference on Grouting, Deep Mixing, and Diaphragm Walls, Grouting 2017 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 92017 Jul 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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