Characterisation of Quick Clay at Dragvoll, Trondheim, Norway
|Title:||Characterisation of Quick Clay at Dragvoll, Trondheim, Norway||Authors:||Emdal, A.
Long, Michael (Michael M.)
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4849||Date:||Dec-2012||Abstract:||A detailed characterisation of the quick clay underlying the NTNU research site at Dragvoll, Trondheim is presented. The objective of the work is to provide guidance on quick clay parameters to engineers and researchers working with similar clays in Scandinavia and North America. Dragvoll clay is characterised by its high sensitivity and is quick at relatively shallow depth. The material exhibits low undrained shear strength and high compressibility except over a shallow overconsolidated zone. Its properties are similar to other quick clays in the area and are consistent with well know correlations for Norwegian clays. A combination of simple index tests such as water content and Atterberg limits and CPTU testing proved very useful in characterising the material. The material is very sensitive to sampling and laboratory handling. Results of standard and non standard tests, such as piezoball testing, are presented.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society||Copyright (published version):||2012 the authors||Keywords:||marine clay;quick clay||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil Engineering Research Collection|
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