Effect of incremental loading on the creep behaviour of chemically grouted sand


Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol.57, no.4, pp.353-358, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


This paper describes the results of a study on the stress-strain time dependent (creep) behaviour of silicate-Hardener 600B grouted Leighton Buzzard sand specimens when subjected to incremental loading at certain time intervals. Unconfined and confined multi-stage creep tests were conducted on sand specimens injected with different silicate content grouts which cover the range generally used in engineering practice. The laboratory results showed that creep movements increase with the increase in stress ratio causing a rise in strain rate which ultimately leads to creep rupture (complete failure). However, an increase in the stress ratio does not affect the linear relationship between logarithm of strain rate and the logarithm of time suggesting that the three parameter phenomenological relationship of Singh and Mitchell (1968) may be suitable to describe the multi-stage creep behaviour of silicateHardener 600B grouted sand.