Some results and observations of a recent study carried out on a marine clay for evaluating the effect of stress ratio and stress path on the drained creep rates are described. This study was conducted on unsedimented samples of a soft Indian marine clay that was anistropically consolidated along the coefficient of earth pressure at rest (Ko) line before shearing along a number of stress paths in four equal increaments. Also, from a study on lightly overcosolidated samples and from the results of a special conventional drained test conducted on a 20-day aged sample of marine clay, it has been shown that there is a considerable reduction of drained creep rates for an aged sample. In general, a very good agreement between measured and predicted creep has been observed. It is further suggested by the discussors that the creep settlement rate for a footing problem can be obtained by integrating the drained creep rates over the entire thickness of the layer.

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    • Refer to ASCE Proceeding Paper 12273 by HG Poulos, LP de Ambrosis and EH Davis, July 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Discussers:
    • Mathur, S K
    • Yudhbir
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

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  • Accession Number: 00165896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13054
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM