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Volume 149, 20182nd International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability (CMSS-2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Session 2 : Structures & Stability|
|Published online||14 February 2018|
Time rate of swelling of compacted highly plastic clay soil from Sudan
University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan
2 Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan
This paper investigates the development of swelling with time for a highly plastic and potentially expansive clay from Sudan. Soil samples were prepared in the laboratory at different moisture content values. The prepared samples were placed in the oedometer ring at three density levels and then placed in an oedometer cell which allows one dimensional swelling. Swelling was observed at different time intervals to 48 hours. The data was analyzed to determine the development of swelling with time. The data analysis clearly demonstrated three stages of swelling, initial, preliminary and secondary for all tested samples except the quasi-saturated ones. The swell percent and primary swelling were very sensitive to the initial moisture content and dry density of the tested samples. Most of the swelling took place during the first 24 hours for all the tested specimens. The hyperbolic model was assessed for prediction of the percent swell. The 12 hours data was found to be very successful in predicting the percentage swell.
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