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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.
Snethen, Donald.
Keywords: Centrifuge
Dredged materials
Shear strength
Soils testing
Soils classification
Soil mechanics
Soil compaction
Soil consolidation
Issue Date: May-1996
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.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
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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