OEDOMETER TESTS WITH DIFFERENT SPECIMEN HEIGHTS ON A CLAY EXHIBITING LARGE SECONDARY COMPRESSION

AN OEDOMETER CELL WITH VERY LOW SIDE FRICTION HAS BEEN USED TO TEST SPECIMENS WITH HEIGHTS VARYING FROM 0.74 TO 17.7 IN. THE SIDE FRICTION, THE PORE WATER PRESSURE AT THE BASE OF THE SPECIMEN, AND THE PERMEABILITY WERE ALL MEASURED DURING THE TESTS. THE PURPOSE OF THE TESTS WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE INFLUENCE OF THE LENGTH OF THE DRAINAGE PATH ON THE RATE OF COMPRESSION AND PORE PRESSURE DISSIPATION FOR A SOFT NORMALLY CONSOLIDATED CLAY EXHIBITING LARGE SECONDARY COMPRESSION. THE TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN COMPARED WITH TERZAGHI'S CONSOLIDATION THEORY, AND WITH THEORIES THAT ALSO INCLUDE SECONDARY COMPRESSION (A).

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 53-70
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00230334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM