Effects of Flooding on Crushable Sand

  • Carlos OvalleEmail author
  • Christophe Dano
  • Pierre-Yves Hicher
  • Mónica Cisternas
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


We carried out compression tests on crushable sand to study the effect of creep and relaxation after flooding. We show that there is a consistent framework linking the breakage ratio with the compressibility, which could be useful to develop constitutive models.


Grain Size Distribution Void Ratio Stress Path Saturated Sample Compression Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Ovalle
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christophe Dano
    • 2
  • Pierre-Yves Hicher
    • 2
  • Mónica Cisternas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Structural and Geotechnical EngineeringPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.LUNAM University, Ecole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance

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