Experimental Research on Dynamic Poisson’s Ratio of Silty Clay
Cyclic triaxial and cyclic torsional shear tests were performed on undisturbed marine silty clay by the hollow cylinder apparatus, and the Young’s modulus and shear modulus were obtained respectively. Furthermore, the influence of effective confining pressure and stress ratio on dynamic Poisson’s ratio was investigated on this basis. It was found that the dynamic Poisson’s ratio increases with generalized shear strain, but decreases with increasing effective confining pressure and stress ratio. The effect of effective confining pressure and stress ratio on dynamic Poisson’s ratio was weakened as the generalized shear strain was increasing. The dynamic Poisson’s ratio was about 0.48 when the Poisson’s ratio was increased to 1.8E-2 or so, and the test was terminated. There was no shear dilatation during all tests because the Poisson’s ratios were smaller than 0.5. It indicates that the marine silty clay tested in this paper has a good stability under cyclic loads.
H. Pan et al., "Experimental Research on Dynamic Poisson’s Ratio of Silty Clay", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 286-292, 2011