Modeling the impact of internal erosion on the behavior of silty sand

Z. Yin, P. Y. Hicher

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Experimentally obtained results show that the gradual loss of fine particles during internal erosion affects significantly the mechanical behavior of the soil. To simulate the behavior of sand-silt mixtures in both drained and undrained conditions, a constitutive model based on the introduction of the equivalent mean size and the evolution of the position of the critical state line with fines content for various sand-silt mixtures is proposed. This model describes the influence of the fines content from sand to silt on the overall behavior of soil mixtures and the impact of the decrease of the fines content due to internal erosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoromechanics V - Proceedings of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, BIOT 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Jul 201312 Jul 2013

Publication series

NamePoromechanics V - Proceedings of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics


Conference5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, BIOT 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials

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