"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.
Fray, Thomas S.
Heagler, John B., 1924-1999
Aughenbaugh, N. B.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 56 pages
© 1967 Marvin L. Byington, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Clay soils -- Testing
Terzaghi consolidation theory
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Byington, Marvin L., "A study of the compressibility of silty soils." (1967). Masters Theses. 6807.