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Unformatted text preview: = 1.02, p' = 300 + 1.02p'/3 p' = 454.4 kPa; Hence q = 463.6 kPa For a soil of this type (a normally consolidated or lightly overconsolidated clay), failure may occur during rapid (ie undrained) loading which could have been avoided if the load had been applied in smaller increments allowing drainage and consolidation to occur. An example of this is in the stage construction of embankments on soft clay, mentioned in the mein text in Section 4.3 (Figure 4.10)....
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- Fall '11
- Analytical Chemistry