Sand-steel interface friction related to soil crushability

Noriyuki Yasufuku, Hidetoshi Ochiai

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A ring shear apparatus is used to evaluate the interface behaviour between sand and steel up to an interfacial critical state. Four kinds of sands having a different mean particle size and crushability were sheared along the steels with various surface roughness at a given normal stress level. Further, the individual particle strength tests were also conducted to investigate the degree of soil crushability. Test results are discussed in the context of the normalized surface roughness and soil crushability index. As a conclusion, it is indicated that, depending on the relative roughness, the crushability has a strong influence on the friction behaviours between sand and steel, particularly in the large deformation state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-641
Number of pages15
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number143
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventGeomechanics: Testing, Modeling, and Simulation - Proceedings of the First Japan-U.S. Workshop on Testing, Modeling, and Simulation - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2003Jun 29 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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