The Consequence of Particle Crushing in Engineering Properties of Granular Materials


This paper presents experimental investigation for particles breakage for natural sand. The particle breakage was induced by subjecting the sample to one dimensional compression. Grain size analyses were performed before and after induced breakage. Thereafter, the sand shear strength parameters were assessed using direct shear box tests and the coefficient of permeability was assessed using constant head permeameter. Examining the obtained results revealed that the amount of breakage due to one dimensional compression was of order higher than the amount occurring during direct shear test. Peak shear strength parameters decreased with the particles breakage increasing. Moreover, dilation angle of shear strength pronouncedly decreases with the amount of particles breakage increasing. Crushing has obvious effect on the evaluated coefficient of permeability.

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O. Hattamleh, H. Al-Deeky and M. Akhtar, "The Consequence of Particle Crushing in Engineering Properties of Granular Materials," International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 1055-1060. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2013.47099.

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