Mechanisms controlling compressibility of clays

Sridharan, Asuri ; Sankaran, Kolinjuvadi S. ; Frydman, Sam (1970) Mechanisms controlling compressibility of clays Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 96 (6). pp. 1863-1878. ISSN 0044-7994

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The consolidation characteristics of clays are controlled by mechanical and physico-chemical effects. Although these effects operate simultaneously one-dimensional consolidation tests indicate that one or the other usually dominates. The consolidation characteristics of sands, mica, and kaolinite are mechanically controlled whereas those of smectite are physico-chemically controlled. Illite occupies an intermediate position in that the virgin compression curve seems to be controlled by mechanical variables, whereas the swelling curve is influenced by both effects; the physico-chemical effect is more important when the adsorbed cations are monovalent and the pore water electrolyte concentration is low.

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