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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-137
Number of pages15
JournalASCE J Soil Mech Found Div-v 99
Issue numberSM1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)

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