The mechanism of secondary compression in soils is described in terms of changes in soil structure. Instant and delayed compression are parts of a continuous process of volume change, and for normally consolidated natural soils, the coefficient of secondary compression and compression index correlate with each other. The composition and physico-chemical-environment determine the compressibility of the soil.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||ASCE J Soil Mech Found Div-v 99|
|State||Published - 1973|
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