Accession Number : ADA311052

Title :   Centrifugal Consolidation Testing of Soils for Classification Purposes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS GEOTECHNICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Peters, John F. ; Holmes, Tina L. ; Leavell, Daniel A. ; Snethen, Donald R.

PDF Url : ADA311052

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 64

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.

Descriptors :   *DREDGED MATERIALS, *CONSOLIDATION TESTS(SOILS), COMPRESSION, CENTRIFUGES, CLASSIFICATION, SOIL CONSOLIDATION.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE