Resilient modulus of cohesive soils and the effect of freeze-thaw

W. Lee, N. C. Bohra, A. G. Altschaeffl, T. D. White

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The stress at 1% strain in the unconfined compression test (Su1.0%) was found to be a good indicator of the resilient modulus (MR), and an empirical relationship between MR and Su1.0% was obtained. Closed-system freeze-thaw tests were also performed and the effect of freeze-thaw on the resilient modulus was studied. There is a negligible effect of freeze-thaw, without ice lens formation, for soils having values of Su1.0% increases. The resilient modulus of frozen cohesive soil is independent of the repeated deviator stress. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-568
Number of pages10
JournalCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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