Volume 14, Issue 1 (March 1991)

    A Cohesive Soil for Large-Size Laboratory Deposits


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    The preparation of high-quality, large-size cohesive soil deposits is possible using the slurry method and is practicable if a suitable soil material is used. The requirements for such a soil are discussed and the results of a survey of available ingredient materials presented. A testing program of six trial soil mixtures is described, including consolidation of slurry in a special apparatus. Each trial soil is evaluated, and detailed properties of the selected material, called Cornell clay, are presented. The results from a series of CIUC triaxial tests show that Cornell clay has normalized strength parameters similar to many naturally occurring cohesive soils. Supply sources for the ingredient materials are given.

    Author Information:

    McManus, KJ
    Project manager, Carson Mills Project Management Ltd., Lower Hutt,

    Kulhawy, FH
    Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Stock #: GTJ10188J

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10188J

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    Title A Cohesive Soil for Large-Size Laboratory Deposits
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18