CENTRIFUGAL CONSOLIDATION TESTING OF SOILS FOR CLASSIFICATION PURPOSES
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.
- Miscellaneous Paper.
Vicksburg, MS United States 39180-6199
Oklahoma State University, StillwaterStillwater, OK United States 74078
- Peters, J F
- Holmes, T L
- Leavell, D A
- Snethen, D R
- Publication Date: 1996-5
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 63 p.
- TRT Terms: Atterberg limits; Centrifuges; Compression; Dredged materials; Shear strength; Soil consolidation test; Soil types
- Old TRIS Terms: Soil classifications
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; I41: General Soil Surveys;
- Accession Number: 00727057
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: GL-96-14
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 9 1996 12:00AM