Some Swelling Characteristics of Compacted Clays

by James V. Parcher,
Ping-Chuan Lin,


Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 3, Pg. 1-18


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Laboratory swelling tests of compacted and undisturbed clay specimens have been accomplished using an apparatus that permits vertical and horizontal swelling to be measured independently. The test data have indicated that the unit swelling in the horizontal direction almost invariably exceeds that in the vertical direction, regardless of how compaction is accomplished. An attempt has been made to relate this unexpected result to soil structure and double layer phenomena.

Subject Headings: Compacted soils | Expansive soils | Clays | Soil structures | Soil properties | Soil tests | Laboratory tests | Equipment and machinery

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