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CLAY MINERALS AND SOIL STRUCTURE
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AASHTO angle Assume Atterberg limits behavior calculate capillary Casagrande Chapter clay layer coefficient compression index compute confining pressure decrease depth determined diagram diameter drainage drained dry density effective stress engineering practice equation estimate example excess pore failure plane fine-grained soils flow geotechnical engineering grain granular gravel head loss horizontal hydrostatic increase initial laboratory Ladd liquid limit mass material maximum menisci Mohr circle Mohr failure envelope montmorillonite normally consolidated clay occur parameters particles permeability Piezometer plasticity plot pore pressure pore water pressure preconsolidation stress principal stress difference Problem relative density roller sample saturated secondary compression seepage shear strength shear stress shear test shown in Fig sieve silt silty clay slope Solution specimen strain stress conditions stress paths stress-strain structure surface total stress triaxial test tube typical units values vertical stress virgin compression curve void ratio volume change water content water table