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The behavior of sands subjected to diverse loading conditions has been the object of many studies in recent decades. Constitutive models that are able to simulate the behavior of sands have been developed based on critical state theory. Researchers have shown that the defining parameters of the critical state line (CSL) can be obtained by performing drained and ...
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<p>To investigate the effect of particle size on mechanical properties of calcareous sand, a series of consolidated drained triaxial tests were performed on calcareous sand with different particle sizes. At a low effective confining pressure of 50 kPa, the shear peak strength increases with the increasing particle size. However, under a relatively large ef...
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Because of progressively dumping of plastic wastes (PWs) obtained from beverage industry it is of interest to use them as reinforcement material in civil engineering projects. For assessing potential use of plastic wastes in improvement of shear strength of fine-grained soils, two clayey soils were mixed with different amount of plastic wastes (i.e.0.5%, 1.0%, 1...
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Soil - tire mixtures have been recently used as construction materials in civil engineering projects. In this research, a number of undrained triaxial tests were carried out on the compacted clay-tire mixtures and their behaviors were compared with behavior of pure clays. The results of the tests indicate that adding more than about 20%-30% tire to the low pl...
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