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Undrained shear strength and water content distribution of remoulded clay mixtures

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doi: 10.1002/gete.201500031
Authors:Shi, Xiusong; Herle, Ivo
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Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Dresden, Germany
Volume Title:Geotechnik (Essen)
Source:Geotechnik (Essen), 40(1), p.60-63. Publisher: Ernst & Sohn, a Wiley Brand (for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik), Berlin, Germany. ISSN: 0172-6145
Publication Date:2017
Note:In English with German summary. 15 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:This study proposes a simple model for predicting the undrained shear strength and water content distribution of remoulded clay mixtures with non-swelling clay minerals. The model is based on simplifying the structure of a clay mixture in which the elements of the constituents are randomly distributed in a representative elementary volume. By defining a water content ratio (the ratio of water contents between constituents), the undrained shear strength of each constituent is estimated separately and then combined with corresponding volume fractions. Comparisons between the experimental data and predictions indicate that the proposed model can represent well the undrained shear strength of the clay mixtures. Abstract Copyright (2017), Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin.
Subjects:Clastic sediments; Clay; Experimental studies; Laboratory studies; Models; New methods; Sediments; Shear strength; Shear tests; Soil mechanics; Water content
Record ID:813227-1
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2021 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Geoline, Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hanover, Germany
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