Threshold of Dilation under Cyclic Loading

by Robert D. Stoll, (M.ASCE),
Lembit Kald, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 10, Pg. 1174-1178

Document Type: Journal Paper


The lower threshold of cyclic stress or strain that can be sustained in a soil without a tendency for permanent volume change is an important criterion in many foundation problems. However, in the wealth of available literature on cyclic loading, there has been rather limited comment on permanent dilatation at low amplitudes of loading.

Subject Headings: Cyclic loads | Stress strain relations | Dead loads | Soil stress | Volume change | Foundations | Soil dilatancy

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