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CYCLIC BEHAVIOUR OF SATURATED SANDS SUBJECT TO HORIZONTAL SHEAR STRESSES- Proceedings of the 15th ECSMGE - by A.Soriano, H. Patino, J. Gonzalez

Comportement cyclique des sables saturés soumis à des contraintes précédentes de cisaillement horizontal

The academic articles here proposed concern some examples of design where the dynamic response of important structures have been analyzed through a campaign of laboratory investigation where a consistent number of cyclic simple shear tests have been carried out. The CSS test consists in the application of a cyclic shear stress causing the angular distortion of a soil element and the continuous rotation of the principal axes of stresses and strains. This condition of stresses simulates quite correctly the situation that occurs within the underground layers of soils when, for example, a seismic event occurs.