Forecasting Compressibility and Settlement of Loess Soils According to Their Physical Properties (Prognoz Szhimaemosti i Prosadochnosti Lessovykh Gruntov po Izmeneniyu Pokazatelei Fizicheskikh Svoistv),
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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The methods suggested for predicting the variation in compressibility and relative settlement factors of loess soils are based on the correlation between indexes of the cohesive soils physical and mechanical properties and essentially represent a further development and generalization of the two-curve method. The most typical samples of loess soils are subjected to compression under conditions of natural moistness and at varying extent of water saturation. In distinction from the method of two curves, the coincidence of the initial values of the soil skeletons volumetric weight is not mandatory in the given instance. The authors recommend the suggested method for generalizing and analyzing the compressibility and settlement tendency of cohesive soils including the loess-type ones for extensive production practice.
- Soil Mechanics