STRENGTH-SUCTION-MOISTURE CONTENT RELATIONSHIPS FOR KAOLIN UNDER NORMAL ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS

Recent developments in the understanding of the stress-strain strength behaviour of unsaturated soils have concentrated on coupling the shear strength and volumetric aspects through the use of the net total stress and the soil suction as independent stress variables. The results of unconfined compression tests with pore pressure measurement on reconstituted and compacted samples of Speswhite Kaolin are presented which suggest that there is a unique relationship between moisture content and suction at failure that is independent of both the initial fabric of the soil and the stress path followed to failure. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 881647.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 645-51

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00729124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5410-583-6
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1996 12:00AM