Large Scale Direct Shear Box Tests on Gravels

Yunatci A. A., ÇETİN K. Ö.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.33, no.1, pp.11617-11623, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.18400/tekderg.606816
  • Journal Name: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11617-11623
  • Keywords: Murat River gravel, direct shear box test, peak angle of shearing resistance, dilation angle, void ratio, STRENGTH, DILATANCY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Within the confines of this study, the results of direct shear box tests performed on poorly (GP) and well-graded (GW) gravel samples are presented. Samples are tested under effective normal stresses ranging from 77 to 205 kPa, and with initial void ratio ranging from 0.42 to 0.53. The estimated peak secant-angles of shearing resistances vary in the range of 49 to 61 degrees. On the basis of the ratio of vertical to horizontal deformation rates, the peak angles of dilation are estimated as 10-16 degrees. These estimated values are concluded to be in coherency with available literature, other than the recommendations of Navfac DM 7.01.