Undrained shear strength profile of normally and overconsolidated kaolin clay

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Abstract

The profile of the undrained shear strength of kaolin clay samples has been determined using an automated shear vane device. The automated device can monitor and register the changes in the mobilised shear resistance as a function of shear strain, while merely peak undrained shear strengths of the sample can be determined using conventional vane shear tests. The clay samples were prepared using centrifuge consolidation of slurries at 30 g and 90 g. The results on the impact of different su-profiles to the load displacement curves and bearing capacities of shallow foundations which were tested at 30 g on normally consolidated and overconsolidated kaolin samples are shown. The reliability of field-vane-shear tests on borehole samples is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysical Modelling in Geotechnics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom
EditorsAndrew McNamara, Sam Divall, Richard Goodey, Neil Taylor, Sarah Stallebrass, Jignasha Panchal
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema
Chapter10
Pages119-124
Number of pages6
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780429797682
ISBN (Print)9781138559752
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventICPMG 2018: 9th International Conference Physical Modelling
in Geotechnics
- London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
Conference number: 9
http://www.icpmg2018.london/

Conference

ConferenceICPMG 2018: 9th International Conference Physical Modelling
in Geotechnics
Abbreviated titleICPMG 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period17/07/1820/07/18
Internet address

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    Arnold, A., Zhang, W., & Askarinejad, A. (2018). Undrained shear strength profile of normally and overconsolidated kaolin clay. In A. McNamara, S. Divall, R. Goodey, N. Taylor, S. Stallebrass, & J. Panchal (Eds.), Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom (Vol. 1, pp. 119-124). CRC Press / Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429438660-10