"Contained in this paper are the results of research which was performed to investigate the relation between the volume-change mechanisms of shrinkage and one-dimensional compression for two clay soils, including some samples whose structures had been altered by the addition of flocculating and dispersing agents. Shrinkage tests were conducted with a special mold designed to facilitate the study of a soil's shrinkage path. consolidation tests on undisturbed samples and one-dimensional compression tests on unsaturated samples compacted in the vicinity of optimum moisture content were performed. A detailed study was made of a highly plastic red Missouri clay. Complications arose in the shrinkage tests which prevented a general comparison of the two means of volume reduction. Specific conclusions are drawn as to the mechanism of unsaturated compression of clays and the related effects of structure, and suggestions are made for further study"--Abstract, page ii.
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009
Aughenbaugh, N. B.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri. Geological Survey
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 128 pages
© 1969 William Joseph Graham, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Clay soils -- Testing -- Missouri
Soil consolidation test
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Graham, William Joseph, "The effect of structure on the consolidation of compacted unsaturated clay soils" (1969). Masters Theses. 5312.