Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction
School of Engineering
Ministry of Human Resource and Development
Natural field sites originate under the action of external sources such as rivers, wind, or marine environments. These sources are responsible for constituting a variety of soil fabrics, which ultimately modify the deformation characteristics. Additionally, the dynamic properties of a site present the characterization of a region and have been profusely utilized by field engineers and researchers. In the present study, the dynamic properties of soil specimens have been evaluated for specimen preparation techniques, namely, air pluviation (AP) and water sedimentation (WS). The cyclic triaxial tests were conducted on the strain-controlled consolidated undrained specimens at a frequency of 0.1 Hz. This frequency has been used in several studies to replicate earthquake or liquefaction scenarios. The calculation of shear modulus (G) and damping ratio (D) was performed using symmetric hysteresis loops generated through cyclic loadings. The outcomes suggest that the specimen prepared using the WS technique possesses a larger shear modulus value than AP ones. The reason behind this observation was the lower degradation characteristics of the WS-prepared specimens. Additionally, the liquefaction susceptibility of the specimens has been noticed for different specimens. © 2023 ISEC Press.
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