Stress-strain strength characteristics of a marine soil with different clay contents

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It is commonly believed that the clay content has a major influence on the behavior of a soil, among other factors. This technical note presents main results of a series of consolidated undrained (CU) triaxial tests on re-consolidated soft Hong Kong marine deposits (HKMD) with different clay contents. The focus is placed on the influence of the clay content on the stress-strain strength characteristics of the HKMD, including the stress-strain curves, effective stress paths, friction angles, and Young's modulus. The results are discussed and interpreted. New understanding and useful correlations are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalGeotechnical Testing Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


  • Clay content
  • Friction angle
  • Strength
  • Stress-strain
  • Young's modulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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