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dc.contributor.advisorKiousis, Panos D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKarami, Azzam Omar, 1962-
dc.creatorKarami, Azzam Omar, 1962-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-28T10:19:25Zen
dc.date.available2013-03-28T10:19:25Zen
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/276842en
dc.description.abstractThe calculation of a consolidation settlement is an important problem encountered in the foundation of buildings. Due to need for simplicity engineers are mainly using the one dimensional theory of Terzaghi for calculations of consolidation settlements with time. Consolidation tests are still performed in most laboratories with the traditional oedometer cell. Although the results of the oedometer can provide relatively reliable results, they are not equally effective for the calculation of the rate of consolidation. This primarily because of the inability of the oedometer cell to obtain full saturation of the sample. To ensure full saturation, back pressure must be applied which is not possible for conventional oedometer cell. The alternative use of the triaxial cell to examine the consolidation behavior of soils is discussed here.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectSoil stabilization.en_US
dc.subjectClay soils.en_US
dc.subjectSettlement of structures.en_US
dc.titleConsolidation of clays using the triaxial apparatusen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21793987en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335405en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1731009xen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-29T08:49:29Z
html.description.abstractThe calculation of a consolidation settlement is an important problem encountered in the foundation of buildings. Due to need for simplicity engineers are mainly using the one dimensional theory of Terzaghi for calculations of consolidation settlements with time. Consolidation tests are still performed in most laboratories with the traditional oedometer cell. Although the results of the oedometer can provide relatively reliable results, they are not equally effective for the calculation of the rate of consolidation. This primarily because of the inability of the oedometer cell to obtain full saturation of the sample. To ensure full saturation, back pressure must be applied which is not possible for conventional oedometer cell. The alternative use of the triaxial cell to examine the consolidation behavior of soils is discussed here.


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