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Behaviour of Soft Clay Foundation Beneath an Embankment


Kim Huat, Bujang (1994) Behaviour of Soft Clay Foundation Beneath an Embankment. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 2 (2). pp. 215-235. ISSN 0128-7680

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As a material, soft clay poses many challenges to geotechnical engineers. The material responds in a spectacular manner to stress changes. The paper describes the behaviour of five embankments constructed on lightly over consolidated soft Malaysian marine clays. The main finding is that the clay response to construction is not truly undrained. Significant consolidation develops initially in the over consolidated clay, which becomes normally consolidated during construction. Undrained behaviour develops only in the normally consolidated clay during the initial stages of construction.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: consolidation, lateral displacement, pore water pressure, soft clay
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 10:19
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 15:05
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