The Stress Strain Behaviour Envelope for Granitic Residual Soil in Mobilised Shear Strength Perceptive
Keywords:multistage, granitic residual soil, unsoaked, soaked
The concept of effective stress has been the principal concept in characterizing soil volume change behavior in soil mechanics, the settlement models developed using this concept have been empirical in nature. However, there remain certain unexplained soil volume change behaviors that cannot be explained using the effective stress concept, one such behaviour is the inundation settlement. Studies have begun to indicate the inevitable role of shear strength as a critical element to be incorporated in models to unravel the unexplained soil behaviours. One soil volume change model that applies the concept of effective stress and the shear strength interaction is the Rotational Multiple Yield Surface Framework (RMYSF) model. This model has been developed from the soil-strain behavior under anisotropic stress condition. Hence, the RMYSF actually measure the soil actual elasto-plastic response to stress rather than assuming it to be fully elastic or plastic as normally perceived by the industry. The frameworks measure the increase in the mobilize shear strength when the soil undergo anisotropic settlement.