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Understanding to predict soil behavior
S. Narasimha Rao
Published in GEOMATE International Society
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Pages: 1491 - 1495
Understanding is needed to relate variation of shear strength of soil in different environment. The shear strength is determined by the parent material of the soil (mineral skeleton), pore fluid (distilled water/saline water) and environment which changes from land areas to deep Ocean. The shear strength interpretation is extended to the environments of turbidity currents, carbonate compensation depth and abyssal plains. The abyssal plains maintain moderate shear strength. The abyssal plain is a controlled environment which controls any events of the restless earth around it. The Carbonate compensation depth influences both turbidity currents and abyssal plains. Based on the analysis and interpretation of documented cases this paper makes a new conceptual model in interpretation of the influence of Carbonate Compensation depth on turbidity currents in Abyssal plain and the geotechnical behavior of the sediments in Abyssal plains. Documented Cases are:1) Liquid Limit of a soil calculated by using distilled water is not representative sample in marine condition. The distilled water overestimates Geotechnical property. 2) The failure envelope of reconstituted clay mixed with distilled water is different from the one mixed with Nacl solution. 3) The Oedometer test on undisturbed specimens exposed to distilled water display higher strains than tested in solution. © 2015, International Journal of GEOMATE.
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JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
PublisherGEOMATE International Society
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