"The correlation potential of the compaction properties and the consolidated drained shear strength parameters of plastic fine-grained soils with index properties was investigated in this study. The interrelationships of these properties were derived through graphical and multilinear regression analysis. The compaction properties, optimum moisture content, and maximum dry density were found to be related to many of the index properties. The most important relationships were with the plasticity indices and the percentage of particles smaller than two microns; the highest degree of simple correlation was achieved with the liquid limit. The consolidated drained shear parameters, cohesion, and the angle of internal friction were correlated with many of the index properties; however, the magnitude of the computed correlation coefficients were not indicative of a high degree of correlation. The correlation of the shear parameters with the plasticity index was the most significant. Many useful equations and graphical procedures for rapidly predicting the compaction and shear parameters from index properties have been developed. The accuracy of these equations and graphical procedures has been evaluated herein and found to be sufficiently accurate for most prediction situations. Through varied data considerations, it was determined that the best approach to accurate correlation would be to restrict the analyses to soils of similar origin or to those of a limited geographic area, in lieu of focusing upon soils of varied origin as a unit. The investigator is hopeful that this fact and other facts brought out herein will prove useful to those attempting similar studies in the future"--Abstract, page ii.
Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009
Heagler, John B.
Rigler, A. K.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xiv, 158 pages
© 1969 Marvin Tartt Harris, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shear strength of soils -- Testing
Moisture -- Measurement
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067245~S5
Harris, Marvin Tartt, "A study of the correlation potential of the optimum moisture content, maximum dry density, and consolidated drained shear strength of plastic fine-grained soils with index properties" (1969). Masters Theses. 7121.