Maximum and minimum void ratios and median grain size of granular soils: their importance and correlations with material properties

Das, B.M., and Sivakugan, N. (2011) Maximum and minimum void ratios and median grain size of granular soils: their importance and correlations with material properties. In: Porceeding of the International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 59-73. From: ICAGE 2011 International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, 7-9 November 2011, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Abstract

Synopsis: The relationships between maximum and minimum void ratios of granular soil with various percentages of fine contents have been presented. The maximum and minimum void ratios are functions of soil properties such as grain size distribution, uniformity coefficient, angularity, and percentage of fine contents. Based on the existing results, it appears that the difference between the maximum and minimum void ratios, not maximum void ratio or minimum void ratio alone, is the controlling parameter for compressibility, relative density, and strength of granular soils. In spite of some scatter, the difference between the maximum and minimum void ratio bears a unique relationship to the median grain size. Several correlations relating the median grain size with the strength and compressibility are presented.

Item ID: 19174
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: maximum void ratio, minimum void ratio, median grain size, idealized spheres, angularity, volumetric strain potential, compaction, cone penetration test
ISBN: 978-0-646-55142-5
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 23:56
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%
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