• Muhammad Abdur Rahman
  • Hossain Md Shahin
  • Teruo Nakai


Stress-Dilatancy Relationship, Constitutive Modelling, Stress-Strain Relation, Drained Tri-axial Test, Consolidation Test


In this paper, stress-strain-dilatancy relationships of normally consolidated Dhaka clay is
presented. Two constitutive models Cam-clay model (both original and modified) and sub loading tij model are
used in this paper. To obtain the parameters, drained triaxial tests of saturated cylindrical specimens under
compression is conducted. One dimensional consolidation test is also conducted to obtain other model
parameters namely compression index and swelling index. Total four sets of the undisturbed specimen are
prepared where each set contains two specimens. Consolidated drained triaxial compression tests are conducted
on first three test sets and thereby stress-dilatancy relation in compression condition is evaluated. To understand
the behavior in extension one-dimensional consolidation test and drained triaxial test are performed on the test
set four to obtain the model parameters. It is observed from the stress-dilatancy relationship that, sub loading
tij model can well describe the stress-dilatancy behavior of normally consolidated Dhaka clay than that of the
Cam-clay model both in compression and extension conditions. In compression condition, sub loading tij
model presents almost a unique stress-dilatancy relationship for all three sets of specimens. Also in extension
condition, a unique relationship between stress and dilatancy is observed where Cam-clay model failed to
describe it uniquely. Therefore, sub loading tij model can be used with better accuracy for the Dhaka clay.




How to Cite

Muhammad Abdur Rahman, Hossain Md Shahin, & Teruo Nakai. (2018). STRESS-STRAIN-DILATANCY RELATIONSHIPS OF NORMALLY CONSOLIDATED DHAKA CLAY. GEOMATE Journal, 15(51), 188–194. Retrieved from

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