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Correlation between Compression Index of Silt–Clay Matrices and their Index Properties

Correlation between Compression Index of Silt–Clay Matrices and their Index Properties Before designing a foundation for a particular soil condition, the interest of a foundation engineer is to determine the total settlement of the structure and to select such contact pressure on soil that would not cause excessive settlement. Geotechnical engineers are, therefore, more interested in coefficient of consolidation (Cv), coefficient of volume compressibility (mv) and compression index (Cc) for design of foundations. The compression index (Cc) is determined through a time consuming and extensive consolidation tests. Attempts have been made to develop the empirical relations which can be used to determine the compression index (Cc) of silt–clay matrices without resorting to conventional geotechnical tests that may save costs as well as time of laboratory tests. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A Springer Journals

Correlation between Compression Index of Silt–Clay Matrices and their Index Properties

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by The Institution of Engineers (India)
Subject
Engineering; Civil Engineering
ISSN
2250-2149
eISSN
2250-2157
DOI
10.1007/s40030-013-0044-9
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Abstract

Before designing a foundation for a particular soil condition, the interest of a foundation engineer is to determine the total settlement of the structure and to select such contact pressure on soil that would not cause excessive settlement. Geotechnical engineers are, therefore, more interested in coefficient of consolidation (Cv), coefficient of volume compressibility (mv) and compression index (Cc) for design of foundations. The compression index (Cc) is determined through a time consuming and extensive consolidation tests. Attempts have been made to develop the empirical relations which can be used to determine the compression index (Cc) of silt–clay matrices without resorting to conventional geotechnical tests that may save costs as well as time of laboratory tests.

Journal

Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series ASpringer Journals

Published: Oct 25, 2013

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