In a highly overconsolidated undisturbed clay, due to natural unloading, most of the strain was recovered in the vertical direction, but not in the horizontal direction. Consolidation tests were performed on both undisturbed and remolded specimens, with the specimens oriented as in conventional tests (V-test) and at right angle (H-test). Estimated precompression stress for V-tests was considered inadequate to define the maximum past consolidation stress. Estimated precompression stress from H-tests was comparatively higher, and gave a more realistic estimate for maximum past consolidation stress. However, when the soil was allowed to swell at a low stress, the H-tests also behaved similar to the V-tests. It is postulated, that, the lesser the degree of strain recovery since the unloading of the soil, the better is the estimate for precompression stress.

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  • Pagination: p. 189-202
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  • Accession Number: 00387008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM