Water Content Relationships of a Sensitive Clay Subjected to Cycles of Capillary Pressures

    Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 1994)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 8


    Silvestri, V
    Professor of Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Department, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal,

    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation carried out to determine the volume change response of a sensitive clay subjected to cycles of air pressure in a pressure plate apparatus. Several clay samples of varying initial water content were used in the test program. It was found that at high air pressures initially soft clay specimens become less compressible than initially stiff clay specimens of comparable water content. In addition, the clay became unsaturated at a water content varying between 25 and 30%.


    Paper ID: GTJ10073J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10073J

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    Title Water Content Relationships of a Sensitive Clay Subjected to Cycles of Capillary Pressures
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    Committee D18