Two samples of a slightly over-consolidated clay were tested in triaxial compression, and the following data at

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Two samples of a slightly over-consolidated clay were tested in triaxial compression, and the following data at failure were obtained. The pre-consolidation stress for the clay was estimated from oedometer tests to be about 400 kPa.

(a) Determine the Skempton pore pressure parameter A at failure for both tests.

(b) Plot the Mohr circles at failure for both total and effective stresses.

(c) Estimate 2205' in the normally consolidated range, and c' and ∅' for the over-consolidated range of stresses.?

Specimen Y (kPa) X (kPa) 75 265 750 (7) – 03)s 620 -5 +450 Aus
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An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

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