Masters Theses

Abstract

"The literature on swell and swell pressure in expansive soils was reviewed. The effect of initial moisture content on the swelling properties of untreated Putnam silt loam was investigated by performing free swell and swell pressure tests on specimens with varying initial moisture contents compacted to a constant dry density. The free swell tests were conducted by allowing the samples to swell freely under a low load (the weight of the plunger and the porous stone in the swelling apparatus) and measuring the volume change that resulted. The swell pressure tests were performed using two different procedures: (1) determining the load necessary to prevent swelling, and (2) reconsolidating the sample after swell had taken place.

It was found that initial moisture content of a compacted expansive soil is directly related to the swelling characteristics of the soil"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Best, John, 1925-2015
Spreng, Alfred C., 1923-2012
Schaefer, Rodney A., 1926-2002

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

vi, 69 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-68).

Rights

© 1966 William Howell Branum, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil moisture
Swelling soils -- Missouri -- Analysis
Silt loam -- Missouri

Thesis Number

T 1934

Print OCLC #

5977519

Electronic OCLC #

906039046

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