Some mechanical properties of reconstituted Boom clay

A. Bouazza, W. F. Van Impe, W. Haegeman

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Abstract

The mechanical behaviour of reconstituted normally consolidated Boom clay was examined in a series of laboratory triaxial stress path tests. The aim was to establish some basic characteristics of this soil. The compressibility of the reconstituted Boom clay was found to be moderate, corresponding to the soils of the same plasticity. The results indicated also that the destructured Boom clay exhibited a brittle behaviour. The undrained secant stiffness was found to vary with strain level and also to be dependent on the consolidation pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalGeotechnical and Geological Engineering
Volume14
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Boom clay
  • Critical state
  • Normally consolidated
  • Reconstituted clay
  • Undrained tests

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