Masters Theses

Abstract

"Studies of the effect of grinding on clay soils are summarized. Fundamental aspects of thixotropic phenomena are also explored. Vetters clay and Lebanon silt loam are used as test soils. these soils are ground to varying degrees and the deviations in physical properties are determined. Atterberg Limits, specific gravity, grain size, X-ray diffraction, and D.T.A. tests are run on each soil batch (ground for 0 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 120 minutes). A thixotropic study, consisting of unconfined compression and laboratory vane shear tests, of each soil batch is made. The results of the tests are analyzed, compared, and variations are explained"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Armstrong, James C.

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Aughenbaugh, N. B.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

viii, 83 pages

Rights

© 1968 Thomas Michael McMillen, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Clay soils -- Testing
Soil mechanics
Thixotropy

Thesis Number

T 2174

Print OCLC #

6000653

Electronic OCLC #

794059428

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