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Compressibility, grain breakage and time-dependent behavior of gap-graded aggregates of sugar cubes

Author
Tapias, M.; Alonso, E.; Gili, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Soils and foundations
Date of publication
2016-10
Volume
56
Number
5
First page
805
Last page
817
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sandf.2016.08.006 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038080616300919 Open in new window
Abstract
The results of a simple and alternative, yet powerful, procedure to experimentally investigate particle breakage behavior are presented in this paper. One-dimensional compression tests on a crushable granular and gap-graded material (aggregates of sugar cubes) are described and discussed. Sugar parallelepipedic (27.4×17.6×12.2 mm) cubes are compacted aggregations of welded sugar crystals having a mean size of 0.45 mm. Two different geometric arrangements, having widely different initial void r...
Keywords
Gap-graded, Grain size evolution, Laboratory tests, Particle breakage, Time dependence
Group of research
EGEO - Geomatics Engineering
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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