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Monotonic, Cyclic and Postcyclic Shear Behavior of Low-plasticity Silt

Authors: Wang, Shuying

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  • Summarizes the outcomes of the author’s decades of research on the shear behavior of low-plasticity silt
  • Offers valuable references for further research in this field, drawing on the Mississippi River Valley as a case study
  • Enriches readers’ understanding of the role of liquefaction of low-plasticity silt in major disasters
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This book gathers the main research findings on monotonic, cyclic and postcyclic shear behavior of low-plasticity. Drawing on the low-plasticity silt from the Mississippi River Valley, it determines that the silt’s critical state line can be changed due to liquefaction, and thus offers valuable insights and reference data for further investigations on soil mechanics and engineering applications to verify the above research findings.

Low-plasticity silt with a plasticity index of less than 10, though commonly found around the world, nonetheless differs greatly from sand and clay in terms of its shear behavior. Failure to take into account the differences in shear characteristics between silt, clay and sand will lead to overconservative designs of offshore structures. In particular, dynamic loading from earthquakes, trains and ocean waves can set off the liquefaction of low-plasticity silt, and with it, major disasters and losses of properties. Additionally, some civil infrastructures have failed not only due to cyclic loading during an earthquake, but also due to reduction of shear strength or stiffness after that. 

About the authors

Dr. Shuying Wang is an associate professor in the School of Civil Engineering at Central South University, China. He respectively obtained his B.E. and M.S. degrees there in 2005 and 2007 and then continued the graduate study and earned his Ph.D. degree in Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, USA) in 2011. His research work focuses on mechanics of special soils and its application in tunnel engineering. He has got over twenty technical papers published in prestigious journals. Dr. Wang serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Testing and Evaluation (ASTM) and a reviewer for several journals.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7083-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4992-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monotonic, Cyclic and Postcyclic Shear Behavior of Low-plasticity Silt
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Science Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7083-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7083-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7082-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4992-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 156
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Science Press, Beijing, 2017, China
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