Thirty years of secondary consolidation in sensitive marine clay

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
ISSN0008-3674
Volume27
IssueJune 3
Pages315319; # of pages: 5
Subjectconsolidated soils; clay soils; foundations
AbstractThis case record shows that when a surface load is applied to a sensitive, normally consolidated clay, the effective stresses increase rapidly to the measured preconsolidated stresses, and remain at that level while consolidation continues for several decades. Only after more than 30 years was there an indication that the in situ effective stresses were beginning to increase to their final value. These observations have important implications with respect to the design of foundations in such areas.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1654
NRC number31521
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NPARC number20378692
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Record identifier8b0bddcc-a4d9-4a1a-aa75-f9a64acd595f
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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