par Mpawenayo, Régis ;Gerard, Pierre
Référence E3S Web of Conferences, 92, 07005
Publication Publié, 2019-06
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This work aims at investigating the adequacy of microstructurally based effective stress to predict the shear strength of unsaturated soils over a wide range of suction. For that purpose, shear strength data are acquired on a silty clay soil through two types of unsaturated triaxial tests: suction controlled triaxial tests and unconsolidated triaxial tests at constant water content. The microstructure of the soil is determined with Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry and is directly used in different expressions of microstructurally based effective stresses available in the literature. The large range of suction tested allows to determine the most consistent expression of the effective stress to reproduce the experimental observations.