Consolidation of sensitive clays

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ConferenceProceedings, 10th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: 15 June 1981, Stockholm, Sweden
Pages219223; # of pages: 5
Subjectclay soils; sensitive clay; over consolidated soils; strain; settlement; argile sensible; sol sur consolidé; deformation; tassement
AbstractThe mode of deformation of a sensitive clay subjected to stress levels higher than the critical stress is described mathematically. At stress levels above the critical stress, now called overstress, the rate of clay deformation is directly proportional to the magnitude of overstress and the instantaneous value of void ratio. Experimental work, by means of a modified consolidation cell, is described that demonstrates the validity of the postulated model, and indicates how the required parameters are derived.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number19686
NPARC number20374724
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