The behavior of isotropically normally consolidated clay is first analyzed, and the analysis is extended to cover the anisotropic behavior. The analysis is carried out under axisymmetric conditions, and the modified Cam-clay theory is used to predict the undrained effective stress paths. The proposed design procedure, which is based on effective stress behavior and which also provides a specific factor of safety against failure shear stresses, is outlined in the second section of the paper. The paper presents comments on other considerations such as bearing capacity, evaluation of the position of the intermediate line for a desired value of safety factor, optimization of consolidation period, and the overall behavior in the last section of the paper.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1691-05
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  • Accession Number: 00617100
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM