Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999

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

Sponsor(s)

Missouri. Geological Survey

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vii, 128 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-69).

Geographic Coverage

Missouri

Rights

© 1969 William Joseph Graham, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Clay soils -- Testing -- Missouri
Soil consolidation test
Soil-structure interaction

Thesis Number

T 2210

Print OCLC #

6003446

Electronic OCLC #

815541388

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