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Simplified seepage consolidation test for soft sediments

Sridharan, A and Prakash, K (1999) Simplified seepage consolidation test for soft sediments. In: Geotechnical Testing Journal, 22 (3). pp. 235-244.

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The consistency of very soft sediments prevents the conventional oedometer test from being applied to study their compressibility and permeability characteristics. The hydraulic consolidation test in existence requires sophisticated instrumentation and testing procedures. The present paper proposes a seepage-force-induced consolidation testing procedure for studying the compressibility and permeability behavior of soft sediments at low effective stress levels. The good agreement that has been observed between the results obtained from the proposed method and the conventional oedometer test at overlapping effective stress levels indicates that the proposed method can be used to study the compressibility and permeability characteristics of soft sediments at low effective stress levels satisfactorily.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Geotechnical Testing Journal
Publisher: ASTM International
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to ASTM International.
Keywords: Clay;consolidatio;laboratory tests;permeability;reclamation, sedimentation;seepage
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 08:27
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 08:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38765

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