Interpretation of the consolidation test

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Proceedings titleASCE Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundation Division
ConferenceASCE Soil Mechanics and Foundations Conference on Design of Foundations for Control of Settlement, 16-19 June 1964, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Pages87102; # of pages: 16
Subjectmarine clay; soil consolidation; test procedures
AbstractUndistributed specimens of a sensitive clay are loaded in increments of short and long duration and at a constant rate of strain. The preconsolidation pressure and the proportion of primary and secondary consolidation, as determined by pore pressure measurements, are shown to be a function of test procedure. Comparison with field rates of loading shows that the laboratory rates are quite unrealistic.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number8306
NPARC number20338240
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