Friction and Cohesion of Saturated Clays

by T.H. Wu,
A.G. Douglas,
R.D. Goughnour,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 1-32

Document Type: Journal Paper


Friction and cohesion of saturated clays were studied experimentally to determine influence of clay structure and method of loading; in remolded clay, cohesion dissipates with time when soil is subjected to either constant stress (creep test) or constant strain (relaxation test); in case of constant-stress test, progressive reduction in cohesion is accompanied by increase in frictional resistance; cohesion in flocculated clay does not dissipate in creep or relaxation tests until stresses close to ultimate strength are attained.

Subject Headings: Saturated soils | Soil strength | Cohesive soils | Soil stress | Load tests | Clays | Soil tests | Friction

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