Method to Predict Ultimate Compression in Clays

by S. Narasimha Rao, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Indian Inst. of Tech., Madras 600036, India,
K. Kondandaramaswamy, Project Assoc.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Indian Inst. of Tech., Madras 600036, India,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 2, Pg. 310-314


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: A simple two constant hyperbolic equation is proposed to characterize the compression tests and to predict the ultimate compression of clays under an imposed external load. Laboratory consolidation test data on four samples support this theory.

Subject Headings: Soil compression | Compression tests | Load tests | Clays | Soil tests | Live loads | Ultimate loads

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