An investigation on the potential for using a laboratory-scale centrifuge for self-weight consolidation of soils is described. Self-weight loading induced by the centrifuge provides a means to establish the soils' virgin compression curves for states ranging from as-sedimented to one ton per square foot effective overburden. While the effects of consolidation time on test results were investigated, time-consolidation properties were not obtained. The principal goal of the investigation was the technique's potential as a classification device based on the well-known correlation between compression properties, undrained shear strength, and Atterberg limits. The technique also shows promise for obtaining compression properties for dredged materials.

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    Army Corps of Engineers

    Waterways Experiment Station, 3909 Halls Ferry Rd
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

    Stillwater, OK  United States  74078
  • Authors:
    • Peters, J F
    • Holmes, T L
    • Leavell, D A
    • Snethen, D R
  • Publication Date: 1996-5


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GL-96-14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1996 12:00AM