Experimental Study on Mechanical Characteristics of CSG Materials
Cemented sand and gravel (CSG) is a new type of dam materials. It not only can reduce the waste of resources and environmental pollution, but has the merits of both gravel and concrete. In this study, Cemented sand and gravel specimens with three cement ratios were compacted at optimum water content and cured for 14 days. Based on the consolidated drained shear triaxial tests, the mechanical properties of different proportion of CSG are studied on shear failure mode, stress-strain relationship, shear strength. Research results showed that, with the increasing of the content of cement, the peak and residual strength of CSG were improved, but the failure strains were decreased. In addition, CSG material behaves distinctly softening.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
D. G. Zou et al., "Experimental Study on Mechanical Characteristics of CSG Materials", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 2059-2064, 2011