Evaluation for intrinsic compressibility of reconstituted clay using liquid limit, initial water content and plasticity index

Ming Zhi Zhao, Qiang Luo, Ming Wei, Liang Wei Jiang

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    Abstract

    To establish the evaluation method of intrinsic compressibility, oeodemter test was performed on Zhuozi clay and Wuqing clay and some other test data of various kinds of reconstituted clays were collected from the previous literatures. The compressibility constants e*100 (void ratio at vertical stress of 100 kPa) and C*c (compression index) are widely recognised as indicators of intrinsic compressibility. Therefore, the influencing mechanisms of index properties can be investigated by establishing correlations with e*100 and C*c. It has been found that e*100 and C*c have linear relationships with liquid limit and normalised initial water content. Therefore, e*100 and C*c can be quantitatively evaluated in terms of liquid limit and initial water content. Since plasticity index is the third factor that can slightly affect intrinsic compressibility, it can be used to modify the calculated value of e*100 and C*c. It is indicated that liquid limit, initial water content and plasticity index are all index properties that can affect intrinsic compressibility, based on which e*100 and C*c can be calculated and finally the compression curves can be evaluated based on the intrinsic concept.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1332-1350
    Number of pages19
    JournalEuropean Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
    Volume23
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2019

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