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International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 57-66
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2009.57.66
 
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Influence of Compaction Curve Modeling on Void Ratio and Pre-Consolidation Stress

S. Narra

Abstract:
The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of different consolidation curve models on the initial void ratio values and through which on the obtained pre-consolidation stress. Further, this study verifies the dependence of pre-consolidation stress on the initial void ratio value measured at 1 kPa. This was done in order to check the trend between the consolidation curve models and the deviation in pre-consolidation stresses. Three different Oedometer tests have been carried out which were denoted as undisturbed, disturbed and disturbed-rewetted. The curves were fitted using two different curve models (Assouline and Van Genuchten models) and the graphical calculation of the pre-consolidation stress was done using two different methods (Casagrande and Silva methods). The curve models are applied on the compaction data obtained from the soil classified as loamy sand. A good consolidation curve fit to the data (R2 ranging between 0.97 and 0.99) has been verified for a wide range of applied stresses (0 to 2500 kPa), including stresses less than the pre-consolidation stress. Huge differences in the initial void ratio values (Δe ranging between 0.003 and 0.423) have been observed with different curve models and with which a huge difference in pre-consolidation stresses (ΔP ranging between 0 and 57 kPa) have been observed. This study clearly showed that the pre-consolidation value obtained was mainly dependent on the curve fitting model and also on the calculating method. This study also showed a dependence of pre-consolidation stress over the void ratio measured at 1 kPa.
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How to cite this article:

S. Narra , 2009. Influence of Compaction Curve Modeling on Void Ratio and Pre-Consolidation Stress. International Journal of Soil Science, 4: 57-66.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2009.57.66

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijss.2009.57.66

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