Influence of depositional processes on the geotechnical parameters of Chicago glacial clays

C. K. Chung, Richard J Finno*

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Abstract

The effects of depositional environment on properties, stress history, and undrained and drained shear-strength parameters are evaluated for Chicago glacial clay. Recent geology and basic depositional environments are described. Both laboratory and in-situ shear-strength evaluations have been conducted at several sites in the study area. Results of the investigations indicate that, while depositional environment has a large impact on the engineering properties of these clays, identification of the depositional environment is in itself insufficient to strength parameters. Post-depositional events are shown to alter the stress history imparted during deposition and thus impact shear-strength parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-242
Number of pages18
JournalEngineering Geology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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