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Failure evolution in granular material retained by rigid wall in active mode

Magdalena Pietrzak / Danuta Leśniewska
Published Online: 2012-11-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/sgm041206


This paper presents a detailed study of a selected small scale model test, performed on a sample of surrogate granular material, retained by a rigid wall (typical geotechnical problem of earth thrust on a retaining wall). The experimental data presented in this paper show that the deformation of granular sample behind retaining wall can undergo some cyclic changes. The nature of these cycles is not clear - it is probably related to some micromechanical features of granular materials, which are recently extensively studied in many research centers in the world. Employing very precise DIC (PIV) method can help to relate micro and macro-scale behavior of granular materials.

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Published Online: 2012-11-09

Published in Print: 2012-10-01

Citation Information: Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica, Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 1–9, ISSN (Print) 0137-6365, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/sgm041206.

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