Undrained Cyclic Behaviour of Beaufort Sea Silt

by J.-M. Konrad, Natl Research Council of Canada, Geotechnical Section, Ottawa, Ont, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore


Cyclic loading behaviour of Beaufort Sea silt has been studied under triaxial conditions, with and without static shear stress, to define the resistance to liquefaction or cyclic straining under various cyclic stress conditions. Unsymmetrical cyclic loading led to compressive failure, in which the mode of failure was dependent on the amount of shear stress reversal. Symmetrical cyclic loading led to an extension failure characterized by large cyclic strains.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Cyclic strength | Seas and oceans | Silt | Soil properties | Failure loads | Shear resistance | Shear stress | Beaufort Sea

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