Accession Number : ADA289810

Title :   A Laboratory Investigation of Lateral Stresses During Consolidation of San Francisco Bay Mud.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Duval, John I.

PDF Url : ADA289810

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : Three-dimensional stress-strain measurements provide valuable insight into the behavior of sensitive clays during consolidation. Incorporating the ideas of those researchers who have previously measured lateral stresses in clays during consolidation, a new oedometer was designed and constructed specifically to measure lateral stresses in sensitive San Francisco Bay Mud. The new oedometer was evaluated and found to be an acceptable and inexpensive alternative to costly off-the-shelf lateral pressure devices. The results of three tests on San Francisco Bay Mud are analyzed by examining stress paths and compression curves. A visible break on the stress paths occurs ssimultaneously with the sharp break on the arithmetic compression curve, indicating a collapse of the sensitive clay structure. The pressure at which this break occurs is taken to be the yield stress of the clay. The test results are compared with various other methods for determining the yield stress in clays. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CLAY, *SOIL CONSOLIDATION, *SOIL SETTLEMENT, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, VOLUME, STRESS ANALYSIS, DEFORMATION, THESES, PRESSURE MEASUREMENT, BOREHOLES, THREE DIMENSIONAL, SHEAR STRESSES, STRAIN GAGES, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, CALIBRATION, YIELD STRENGTH, RINGS, COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, FRICTION, SOIL TESTS, COLLAPSE, MUD, COHESIVE SOILS, SILT, SAN FRANCISCO BAY.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE