A study on the compression curves of reconstituted clays with water contents
Based on Burland's void index, a simple systematic method is proposed by Liu et al. (2013), for estimating the compression behaviour of reconstituted clays. The compression behaviour of clays is idealised as linear segments in the Iv ∼ ln p space. The variation of available data in engineering practice has been taken into consideration in the proposed method. The accuracy of the estimation increases with the level of available data. In this paper, the new method is employed to simulate the compression behaviour of clays with various water contents and the influence on the compression behaviour of reconstituted clays by water contents is analyzed. 2014 Taylor & Francis Group.
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