Strength and Consolidation Characteristics of Compacted Clayey Soil Having a Special Case of Standard Compaction Curve


This paper deals with the results of an experimental study carried out on compacted clayey soil, to investigate the strength and consolidation characteristics of this soil. This soil having special case of standard compaction curve contain two values of maximum dry unit weight and two values of optimum moisture content between these point minimum dry unit weight was occurred.The results show that the maximum compressive and tensile strength lies on point near the point of second peak on standard compaction curve. Also the maximum bearing capacity and minimum settlement at the same point on standards compaction curve. Finally the preferred zone to conducted the compaction in field at this point where the dry unit weight at this point was 16.5kN/m3 while the moisture content was 18%.