Bifurcation of Cylindrical Sand Specimens

Kiyohiro Ikeda, Kazuo Murota

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Triaxial compression tests of soils and sands are conducted to ascertain their mechanical properties in soil mechanics, as shown in Fig. 13.1. A cylindrical soil or sand specimen under compression exhibits the concentration of strain into a narrow damaged zone, which is called a shear band. Under constant uniform circumferential pressure (stress) σ3, the axial strain εa or the deviatoric stress σa = σ1 -σ3 (σ1 is the axial pressure) is increased to shear the specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1

Publication series

NameApplied Mathematical Sciences (Switzerland)
ISSN (Print)0066-5452
ISSN (Electronic)2196-968X


  • Bifurcation Point
  • Deviatoric Stress
  • Mode Switching
  • Shear Band
  • Triaxial Compression Test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics


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