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A Possible Test Method Proposed for Resilient Modulus (MR) and Analysis of Correlation between Resilient Modulus and Shear Modulus of Track Subgrade Soil

흙노반재료의 회복탄성계수(MR) 결정을 위한 반복삼축압축시험법 제시 및 변형계수 상관성 분석

  • Park, Jae Beom (Department of Civil, Environmental and Railroad Engineering Paichai University) ;
  • Choi, Chan Yong (Korea Railroad Research Institute) ;
  • Lim, Sang Jin (Department of Civil, Environmental and Railroad Engineering Paichai University) ;
  • Lim, Yu Jin (Department of Civil, Environmental and Railroad Engineering Paichai University)
  • Received : 2017.01.16
  • Accepted : 2017.01.26
  • Published : 2017.02.28

Abstract

In general, under the repetitive dynamic load generated by rail cars running on the track, subgrade soil experiences changes of stress conditions such as deviatoric stress (${\sigma}_d$) and bulk stress (${\theta}$). Due to the repetitive change of deviatoric stress (${\sigma}_d$) with number of loadings, the resilient modulus ($M_R$) can be obtained by using the measured resilient strain (${\varepsilon}_r$) after a sufficient number of loadings. At present, no plausible and unified test method has been proposed to obtain the resilient modulus of railway track subgrade soil. In this study, a possible test method for obtaining the resilient modulus ($M_R$) of railway track subgrade soil is proposed; this test, by utilizing repetitive triaxial compression testing, can consider all the important parameters, such as the confining stress, deviatoric stress, and number of loadings. By adapting and using the proposed test method to obtain $M_R$, $M_R$ values for compacted track subgrade soil can be successfully determined using soil obtained in three field sites of railway track construction with changing water content range from OMC. In addition, shear modulus (G) ~ shear strain (${\gamma}$) relation data were also obtained using a mid-size RC test. A correlation analysis was performed using the obtained G and $M_R$ values while considering the strain levels and modes of strain direction.

일반적으로 철도궤도 상부노반 흙재료는 연속적인 열차의 동적하중을 받게 되어 증가-감소 단계의 응력을 경험하게 된다. 이와 같이 일정한 주기에 따라 반복적으로 재하되는 축차응력(${\sigma}_d$)과 반복재하회수가 증가하게 되어 발생하는 회복변형률(${\varepsilon}_r$)의 비를 이용, 회복탄성계수($M_R$)을 산정할 수 있다. 현재까지 철도궤도하부구조에 적용할 수 있는 통일된 회복탄성계수 측정 시험법이 제시된 바 없어, 본 연구에서는 철도궤도 하부구조에 적용 가능하며, 구속압, 응력조건 및 반복재하회수 등을 종합적으로 고려할 수 있는 반복삼축압축시험에 의한 잠정 회복탄성계수 측정시험법을 제시하였다. 또한 반복삼축압축시험에 의한 잠정 시험법을 통해 산정된 회복탄성계수($M_R$)와 중형공진주시험을 통해 측정한 전단탄성계수(G)와의 상관성분석을 실시하였다.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 국토교통부

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