The Engineering Behavior of Compacted Clay

by T. William Lambe,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-35

Document Type: Journal Paper


This paper employs the principles of colloid chemistry and crystal chemistry to give a physical explanation of the engineering behavior of compacted clay. The relationships between clay structure and behavior are described and then illustrated with experimental data.

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Structural behavior | Soil properties | Clays | Soil analysis | Colloids | Soil structures | Computing in civil engineering

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