Masters Theses

Abstract

"This study was undertaken to investigate the effect of varying amounts of clay (illite) on the compressibility of a silt as it may be found in nature in a normally consolidated deposition. Laboratory procedure was designed to minimize sample disturbance so as to obtain, as nearly as possible, a virgin consolidation curve. By varying the amounts of silt and clay in a given sample, and sedimenting the sample from a soil-water suspension, consolidation test analyses were used for a comparison of the various samples. Results revealed that between sample mixtures of 40 and 60 percent silt there was a relatively large change in the proportionality of compression index to liquid limit, and that the compression index varied directly with the percent silt present in the sample. A method of predicting settlement characteristics from existing water content, overburden pressure and percent silt was also suggested. Furthermore, it was evident that small changes in silt content had a considerable effect on the consolidation time of silt-clay mixtures"--Synopsis, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Fry, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009
Aughenbaugh, N. B.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1968

Pagination

iii, 43 pages

Rights

© 1968 James Inman Spencer, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Clay soils -- Testing
Illite
Silt
Soil consolidation test
Soil consolidation

Thesis Number

T 2132

Print OCLC #

5998105

Electronic OCLC #

794415492

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