A comparison of laboratory results with in-situ properties of leda clay/Comparaison des essais de laboratoire avec les proprietes in situ de l'argile leda

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ConferenceProceedings, 6th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: 1965-09,
Pages3135; # of pages: 5
Subjectmarine clay; shear strength; preconsolidation; shearing tests; geology; resistance au cisaillement; preconsolidation; essai de cisaillement; geologie
AbstractTest results on Leda clay from eleven locations at Ottawa show that the undrained strength and preconsolidation pressure increase with decreasing elevation in general accordance with classical theory. In those locations where a substantial geological unloading has occurred the strength has been maintained, revealing the importance of true cohesion as a component of shear strength. This field evidence is particularly useful in assessing and interpreting laboratory shear tests on this soil.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8763
NPARC number20377937
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