Soil behaviour: The role of particle shape

Juan Carlos Santamarina*, G. C. Cho

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This manuscript reviews particle shape, its development in fine-grained soils (particle size D<∼10μm) and coarse-grained soils (D>∼100μm), shape characterization, and the role of particle shape on fabric formation and macroscale soil properties. Shape-dependent microscale mechanisms are hypothesized to explain previously published studies as well as new soil behaviour data. Particle shape emerges as a significant parameter that needs to be properly characterized and documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Geotechnical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationThe Skempton Conference - Proceedings of a Three Day Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers
EditorsR.J. Jardine, D.M. Potts, K.G. Higgins
Pages604-617
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventAdvances in Geotechnical Engineering: The Skempton Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Mar 29 2004Mar 31 2004

Publication series

NameAdvances in Geotechnical Engineering: The Skempton Conference - Proceedings of a Three Day Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers

Other

OtherAdvances in Geotechnical Engineering: The Skempton Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period03/29/0403/31/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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