A general density law for sands

János Lorincz, Emoke Imre, Q. Phong Trang, János Pusztai, Gábor Telekes, Kálmán Rajkai, Stephen Fityus, Tom Schanz

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Abstract

A new transfer function generation method was applied in the simplest form to find the relationship between the grading curve and the dry density. The method is based on the grading entropy concept. Some laboratory emax test data were made for the generation of a preliminary dry density transfer function using "optimal" soils. The goodness of results was tested on the basis of an independent data set related to some "non-optimal" soils mixtures. The agreement between the two preliminary transfer functions was surprisingly good. The measured data were evaluated with respect to the densest packing problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
Pages2003-2011
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 - Goa, India
Duration: Oct 1 2008Oct 6 2008

Publication series

Name12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
Volume3

Other

Other12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008
CountryIndia
CityGoa
Period10/1/0810/6/08

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Keywords

  • Density
  • Grading curve
  • Grading entropy
  • Sand
  • Transfer function
  • Void ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Applied Mathematics

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Lorincz, J., Imre, E., Trang, Q. P., Pusztai, J., Telekes, G., Rajkai, K., Fityus, S., & Schanz, T. (2008). A general density law for sands. In 12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008 (pp. 2003-2011). (12th International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics 2008; Vol. 3).