CONSOLIDATION STRAIN CONCEPT FOR SETTLEMENT DETERMINATION OF COMPRESSIBLE SOILS

The paper compares the laboratory oedometer test results plotted as strain versus the logarithm of applied pressure with the more conventional approach using void ratio versus the logarithm of pressure. Relationships are derived between strain and void ratio changes in the oedometer test and between the compression index and the newly defined compression index. The new index is defined as a function of strain. In addition, the paper demonstrates a graphical or computer-oriented approach by which convenient settlement graphs may be developed to account for variable layer thicknesses, overburden pressures and stress increases for compressible soils on a particular project. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 12th Annual Engineering Geology and Soils Engineering Symposium, Boise, Idaho, April 3-5, 1974, which was sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Highways, Univ. of Idaho Colleges of Engineering and Mines, and Idaho State Univ. Departments of Geology and Engineering.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Idaho Transportation Department

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  • Authors:
    • Crowser, J C
    • Strazer, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM