Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

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Doula Bouteraa

Laboratoire de Génie Civil Appliqué LGCA,

  • Research Article
    Compressibility of a Fat Clay mixed with aggregates
    Author(s): Doula Bouteraa and Ahmed RouiliDoula Bouteraa and Ahmed Rouili

    ‘Fat’ clayey soils, containing large proportion of fines (more than 50%) and mixture of aggregates are usually encountered as natural deposits in a high plasticity state. These soils may be used as row material after chemical or mechanical stabilization, in many earthworks applications. The clay content, the amount and size of aggregates, are known to affect the compressibility potential, and thus, the stiffness of the soil when subjected to vertical loads. In this investigation, a comprehensive oedometer testing program was conducted on reconstituted artificial samples, made of various mass proportions of kaolin, sand and gravel. The moisture content of the samples varied accordingly to the percentage of kaolin content in each series, but yielding samples of high plasticity, having the same Atterberg limits. The compressibility was characteriz.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-784X.1000240

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