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|Title:||Centrifugal consolidation testing of soils for classification purposes|
|Authors:||Oklahoma State University.|
In-house Laboratory Independent Research Program (U.S.)
Peters, John F.
Holmes, Tina L.
Leavell, Daniel A.
|Publisher:||Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-96-14.|
Abstract: An investigation on the potential for using a laboratory-scale centrifuge for self-weight consolidation of soils is described. Self-weight loading induced by the centrifuge provides a means to establish the soils' virgin compression curves for states ranging from as-sedimented to one ton per square foot effective overburden. While the effects of consolidation time on test results were investigated, time-consolidation properties were not obtained. The principal goal of the investigation was the technique's potential as a classification device based on the well-known correlation between compression properties, undrained shear strength, and Atterberg limits. The technique also shows promise for obtaining compression properties for dredged materials.
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