Laboratory and centrifuge assessment of the geotechnical effects of polymer treatment

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    A laboratory and centrifuge study was carried out to assess the effects of polymer treatment (PT) on the geotechnical behaviour of a low plasticity slurry, when compared to an untreated (UT) material. The study indicated that PT resulted in lower densities at a given vertical effective stress, higher rates of consolidation, increased permeability, a modified critical state line, increased undrained strength at a given density, and had negligible effect on cyclic resistance and post-cyclic strength. Centrifuge testing confirmed the lower densities and higher rates of consolidation of PT material, while giving uncertain strength results from penetrometer testing.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Fourie, Andy, Supervisor
    • Lehane, Barry, Supervisor
    Award date23 May 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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