Study on the Rheological Properties and Constitutive Model of Shenzhen Mucky Soft Soil

Huang, Wei, Liu, Dong-yan, Zhao, Bao-yun, Feng, Yan-bo and Xia, Yu-chao (2014) Study on the Rheological Properties and Constitutive Model of Shenzhen Mucky Soft Soil. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, 7 (3). pp. 55-61. ISSN 1791-2377

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Abstract

In order to obtain the basic parameters of numerical analysis about the time-space effect of the deformation occurring in Shenzhen deep soft-soil foundation pit, a series of triaxial consolidated-undrained shear rheology tests on the peripheral mucky soft soil of a deep foundation pit support were performed under different confining pressures. The relations between the axial strain of the soil and time, as well as between the pore-water pressure of the soil and time, were achieved, meanwhile on the basis of analyzing the rheological properties of the soil, the relevant rheological models were built. Analysis results were proved that the rheology of Shenzhen mucky soft soil was generally viscous, elastic, and plastic, and had a low yield stress between 90 and 150 kPa. The increase in pore-water pressure made the rheological time effect of the mucky soft soil more remarkable. Thus, the drainage performance in practical engineering should be improved to its maximum possibility extent to decrease the soft-soil rheological deformation. Lastly, a six-component extended Burgers model was employed to fit the test results and the parameters of the model were determined. Findings showed that the extended Burgers model could satisfactorily simulate the various rheological stages of the mucky soft soil. The constitutive model and the determination of its parameters can be served as a foundation for the time-space effect analysis on the deformation of deep soft-soil foundation pits.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 09:41
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 20:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17498

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