"The literature on swell and swell pressure in expansive soils was reviewed. The effect of initial moisture content on the swelling properties of untreated Putnam silt loam was investigated by performing free swell and swell pressure tests on specimens with varying initial moisture contents compacted to a constant dry density. The free swell tests were conducted by allowing the samples to swell freely under a low load (the weight of the plunger and the porous stone in the swelling apparatus) and measuring the volume change that resulted. The swell pressure tests were performed using two different procedures: (1) determining the load necessary to prevent swelling, and (2) reconsolidating the sample after swell had taken place.
It was found that initial moisture content of a compacted expansive soil is directly related to the swelling characteristics of the soil"--Abstract, page ii.
Fry, Thomas S.
Best, John, 1925-2015
Spreng, Alfred C., 1923-2012
Schaefer, Rodney A., 1926-2002
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vi, 69 pages
© 1966 William Howell Branum, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Swelling soils -- Missouri -- Analysis
Silt loam -- Missouri
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Branum, William Howell, "The effect of initial moisture content on the swelling characteristics of Putnam soil" (1966). Masters Theses. 2966.