Prediction of Swelling Potential for Compacted Clays

by H.B. Seed,
Jr. Woodward,
R. Lundgren,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 53-88

Document Type: Journal Paper


Study to develop reliable means for predicting potential expansion characteristics of clays from classification test data is described; it is shown that well-defined relationship can be established between percentage of clay sizes present in soil, activity of clay, and percentage of swell under 1-psi surcharge of sample compacted at optimum water content to maximum density in Standard AASHO Compaction Test; charts developed from data.

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Soil classification | Soil water | Clays | Soil tests | Field tests | Expansive soils | Water content

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