Masters Theses

Abstract

"The effect of strain rate on the shearing properties of an organic A̲ horizon Bryce clay and the same soil treated with hydrogen peroxide to remove the organic matter was studied. For both soils, the pore pressures were found to be independent of strain rate, and dependent only on the increment of strain during shear. The effect of the hydrogen peroxide treatment on the shear properties of an inorganic Bryce B̲ horizon clay was also studied. It was concluded that the hydrogen peroxide does not affect the mineral properties of the Bryce clay and serves only to selectively remove organic matter from the A̲ horizon Bryce soil. The greater strength of the organic soil over the same soil treated to remove the organic matter was also demonstrated. The hypothesis was offered that the organic matter creates an adhesive, compressible bond which produces a resistant soil structure in an organic clay soil subjected to shear"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Schmidt, Norbert O., 1925-2009

Committee Member(s)

Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Aughenbaugh, N. B.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

ix, 89 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 43).

Rights

© 1971 David Eugene Daniels, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Clay soils -- Testing
Shear strength of soils

Thesis Number

T 2542

Print OCLC #

6033638

Electronic OCLC #

871704620

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