SHEAR STRENGTH CHARACTERISTSCS OF THE RECENT MARINE CLAYS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

THE SHEAR STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RECENT NORMALLY CONSOLIDATED MARINE CLAYS IN THE MAJOR DELTAS AND COASTAL PLAINS OF SOUTH EAST ASIA ARE REVIEWED. THE UNDRAINED SHEAR STRENGTH INCREASE PARAMETERS, ARE SHOWN TO INCREASE WITH THE DISTANCE FROM THE COASTLINE AND ARE, GENERALLY, MUCH HIGHER THAN VALUES QUOTED FOR THE RECENT MARINE CLAYS IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES. THIS IS THOUGHT TO BE DUE TO THE PRONOUNCED SECONDARY CONSOLIDATION EFFECT IN THESE HIGHLY PLASTIC AND ORGANIC MARINE CLAYS. A WEATHERED CRUST HAS DEVELOPED IN SURFACE HORIZONS AS A RESULT OF THE WEATHERING AND LEACHING PROCESSES, AND A CLASSIFICATION INTO VARIOUS CRUST TYPES ON THE BASIS OF UNDRAINED SHEAR STRENGTH IS PROPOSED. TOTAL AND EFFECTIVE STRESS SHEAR STRENGTH PARAMETERS AT A NUMBER OF SITES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA ARE SUMMARIZED. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    J Se Asia Soc Soil Engr

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  • Authors:
    • Cox, J B
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-28
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00235224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1972 12:00AM