Quantitative dependence of strength on particle orientation of clay

T. B. Edil*, R. J. Krizek

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Consolidated-undrained triaxial compression tests were performed on specimens trimmed from eight different labotatory prepared samples of a kaolin clay. The samples covered a wide range of micro-fabrics, and specimens were trimmed parallel and perpendicular to the direction of preferred particle orientation. The micro-fabric of each sample was identified by the combined use of scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, and X-ray diffractometry, the latter of which gave a quantitative index that was correlated with the directional dependence of the ultimate strength determined from the triaxial tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the International Association of Engineering Geology - Bulletin de l'Association Internationale de Géologie de l'Ingénieur
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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