Four sets of twin clay specimen in 4 different initial states were tested. Continuous, flat, and cylindrical specimens were tested. Creep strains during shear were studied under the action of 4 consolidation stresses after complete termination of the recovery process involving swelling deformations. The experiments demonstrate that a reduction in the rate of tangential-stress application results in a reduction in the shearing resistance of the soil. The study concludes that the tengential-stress function is virtually independent of the soil state. For the same relative tangential stresses, the creep index is also virtually independent of the soil state. It was also found that the soil state exerts a major influence on the degree of shearing creep in the soil. Within the above cited limits of the variability of the consolidation loading, the shearing creep varies approximately by a factor of 3. A reduction in the shearing rate (duration) gives rise to a reduction in the shearing resistance of the soil.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translated from Gidrotekhnicheskoe Stroitelstvo, No. 8, August 1975, pp 31-34.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Meschyan, S R
    • Badalyan, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 755-760
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  • Accession Number: 00145059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM