Masters Theses

Abstract

"This study has been conducted to determine the applicability of the Terzaghi Theory of Consolidation and to determine the compressibility of silt soils with varying clay content. A pure silt was extracted from the Lebanon Silt Loam and mixed with varying amounts of the Onyx Cave Illite-Chlorite Clay. The compressibility of these mixtures was determined and an attempt made to apply the Terzaghi Theory in the analysis. It was found that the compressibility of soils high in silt content is very low. It was also found that the Terzaghi Theory may be applied to mixtures of 15 percent or more clay, for the materials used"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Fray, Thomas S.

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Bolter, Ernst
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

1967

Pagination

v, 56 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209).

Rights

© 1967 Marvin L. Byington, 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
Terzaghi consolidation theory

Thesis Number

T 2029

Print OCLC #

5988000

Electronic OCLC #

781870066

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