Some effects of desiccation of clays in relation to their compression
Thesis DisciplineCivil Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
Laboratory tests of compression, shrinkage under air drying conditions and measurements of negative pore water pressures were made on some clays in the natural and remoulded states, with a view to gaining information on the effects of desiccation on the compression characteristics of fine grained soils and the relationship between negative pore water and effective pressures.