Masters Theses

Abstract

"This investigation was conducted to determine the shrinkage properties of a clay soil whose structure had been artificially altered in the laboratory. Various percentages of dispersing and flocculating agent were added to the soil and the shrinkage curves plotted.

The shrinkage curves of the chemically treated soil were compared with those of the untreated soil. The values of the theoretical and observed shrinkage limits were also compared to determine the validity of the standard shrinkage limit test which, at present, does not take into consideration the structure of the soil.

An explanation of the differences in the shrinkage characteristics of the soil is presented based on the theories of clay energy and particle orientation. The effect of structure on other soil properties is discussed and suggestions for further research are made"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999

Committee Member(s)

Fry, Thomas S.
Parry, Myron G.
Haas, Charles J.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

viii, 106 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).

Rights

© 1966 Edward De Santis, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Clay soils -- Analysis
Clay soils -- Composition
Plasticity

Thesis Number

T 1839

Print OCLC #

5972865

Electronic OCLC #

895061167

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