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Evaluating strength parameters of simple clays geotechnical consideration of residual soils.

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Published by Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Clay -- Testing.,
  • Soil mechanics.

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Includes bibliographies.

SeriesTransportation research record ;, 919
LC ClassificationsTE7 .H5 no. 919, TE208 .H5 no. 919
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 36 p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2840140M
ISBN 100309036070
LC Control Number84001978

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Chapter —Geotechnical Design Section E-1—Engineering Properties of Soil and Rock Page 2 of 12 clays can gain strength with increases in effective stress. On the other hand, over-consolidated clays or weak rock may lose strength with time when exposed in cuts. The geotechnical engineer is responsible. A database of seismic CPTU (SCPTU) and soil properties information for Jiangsu clays in East China was used to develop correlations between \(V_{\text{s}}\) and . Abstract. The pattern of undrained behaviour for young sedimented clays of low and medium plasticity is described. This pattern is used to assess the potential effects of different forms of sampling on the stress-strain-strength properties measured Cited by: Effective Stress Strength Parameters of Clays from DMT Article in Geotechnical Testing Journal 41(5) July with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF. Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. Predictions of the strains caused by tube sampling are combined with a simple framework for soil behaviour to examine both the response of soils to tube sampling and the effect of sampling on the soils’ subsequent behaviour. Factors shown to be important are the soil’s plasticity, stress history and structure, and the geometry of the by: • The standardized cone-penetrometer test (CPT) involves pushing a inch diameter 55o to 60o cone through the when evaluating insitu strength parameters for horizons less than sandy materials (or dry desiccated clays). Soil strength (S) is described as the function of three major parameters including effective normal stress or net force per unit area acting perpendicular to a slip surface (σ′), cohesion (c), and internal-friction angle (ϕ) of the slope material, and can be described as.

Chapter 5 Engineering Properties of Soil and Rock Overview The purpose of this chapter is to identify, either by reference or explicitly herein, appropriate methods of soil and rock property assessment, and how to use that soil and rock property data to establish the final soil and rock parameters to be used for geotechnical design.   Fig. 4Histograms of soil strength parameters (Kulhawy et al., ) Uncertainties in strength parameters Uncertainties are always introduced in any evaluation process. Some represent the inherent material or property variability, some represent measurement errors, and some represent modelling inadequacies or inaccuracies. The papers cover topics related to geology of clay, hydration and performance of blended systems with calcined clays, alkali activated binders, and economic and environmental impacts of the use of calcined clays in cement-based materials. The book presents research on influence of processing on reactivity of calcined clays, influence of clay. Cyclic triaxial strength test results are used for evaluating the ability of a soil to resist the shear stresses induced in a soil mass due to earthquake or other cyclic loading. Cyclic triaxial strength tests may be performed at different values of effective confining pressure on isotropically consolidated specimens to provide data.