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Limiting Compression Curves

Sridharan, A and Prakash, K (2001) Limiting Compression Curves. In: Geotechnical Testing Journal, 24 (3). pp. 330-333.

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Depending upon the initial water content of the soil sample, a family of compression curves is possible. Identification of characteristic limiting water contents for any fine grained soil system, along with the unique mechanisms controlling them, helps obtain the limiting compression curves. In the present note, it has been demonstrated that the compression curve obtained with its origin at the free swell limit of the soil represents the global upper bound compression curve, and that the compression curve obtained after the soil has reached equilibrium under cyclic consolidation represents the global lower bound compression curve. The compression curve obtained with its origin at the settling limit water content of the soil is the stress-free reference state curve as well as the upper bound compression curve for the homogeneous soil sample.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Geotechnical Testing Journal
Publisher: American Society for Testing and Materials
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society for Testing and Materials.
Keywords: Compressibility;consolidation;repeated loading.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2008 10:51
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15999

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