Masters Theses

Abstract

"This research program has been undertaken to study the influence of load increment ratio, temperature, and sample thickness on Cα (rate of secondary consolidation) for a high organic content and low organic content soil. Consolidation equipment was designed to produce constant temperatures both above and below ambient, and to accommodate both 3/4 and 1 1/2 inch thick samples. Samples were molded into oedometer rings at the liquid limit. It was found that Cα was independent of the sample thickness and load increment ratio for both the high organic and low organic soils. The influence of temperature on Cα was found to be dependent upon the effective stress level. Temperature had a major effect on the magnitude of Cα at low effective loads but had little influence at higher effective stress levels"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009

Committee Member(s)

Aughenbaugh, N. B.
Fry, Thomas S.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vi, 49 Pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-107).

Rights

© 1969 William Joel Green, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil consolidation
Soil mechanics

Thesis Number

T 2276

Print OCLC #

6011553

Electronic OCLC #

845043520

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