Time effects on the unconfined compressive strength and sensitivity of a clay

O. A. Awoleye, A. Bouazza, R. Rama-Rao

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Unconfined compression tests have been carried out on a highly plastic clay using three different strain rates: fast, medium and slow. Results of the t strength with increased strain rate for both the undisturbed and remoulded soil, although the increase was more pronounced in the undisturbed cases tha leading to an increase in sensitivity. It is therefore recommended that sensitivity be defined for a particular strain rate, or that an acceptable incr rate be defined for both undisturbed and remoulded soils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-351
Number of pages7
JournalEngineering Geology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

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