Cohesion After Non-Hydrostatic Consolidation

by John H. Schmertmann,
John R. Hall, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 4, Pg. 39-60

Document Type: Journal Paper


A study was made to determine the effect of non-hydrostatic consolidation on the cohesion and friction in two saturated clays using the CFS-test procedure. The results showed that cohesion is unaffected by non-hydrostatic consolidation. The value of friction at zero CFS-test strain is increased by non-hydrostatic consolidation but the variation of friction with strain is the same as in a hydrostatically consolidated sample. In addition a time transfer of cohesion to friction was observed.

Subject Headings: Friction | Hydrostatics | Consolidated soils | Saturated soils | Strain | Cohesive soils | Clays | Soil analysis

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