Behaviour of a Granular Material on Drained and Undrained Monotonic Triaxial PathsBehaviour of a Granular Material on Drained and Undrained Monotonic Triaxial Paths

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In this paper, an analysis of the mechanical behaviour of a coarse material on drained and undrained triaxial monotonic paths is presented. The experimental difficulties inherent to these tests are reported as well as a discussion of the results with respect to existing references, either correlations or reference curves. The specific properties of the material, due to its grain size distribution and the differences with a standard laboratory sand, such as Hostun sand, which has been at the basis of many studies, are outlined.
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Drained; Undrained Monotonic Behaviour; Contractancy; Dilatancy

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