|type de publication
||article dans une revue internationale avec comité de lecture
|date de publication
||Lancelot Laurent; Shahrour Isam; Al Mahmoud Marwan|
||Journal of Engineering Mechanics (J Eng Mech)
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||1396 – 1399
||Analysis of geotechnical problems concerned by low confinement such as design of shallow foundations and analysis of slope stability and soil liquefaction requires modeling of the soil behavior at low stresses. This note includes a laboratory study of the behavior of Hostun RF sand at low cell pressure (20–50 kPa). Isotropic and triaxial compression drained tests were performed. Drained tests show that both failure and dilatancy angles at low stresses are stress dependent. The contractive/dilative phase transition is observed for loose sand, which may result from the overconsolidated nature of this sand for low values of cell pressure.