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Title: Shearing resistance of natural quick clays
Author: Kenney, Theodore Cameron
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 1966
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The purpose of the study described in this thesis was to investigate Norwegian quick clays. The study was divided into field investigations of in situ stress measurement (K ) and of failures of natural slopes, and laboratory studies of physico - chemical characteristics of minerals and soils, and of the behaviour of quick clays for different types of failure processes. It was concluded that normally consolidated quick clays have anisotropic undrained strengths, that in over consolidated states they do not have the pronounced strain-sensitive characteristics, whereas when they exist in the normally-consolidated state they can be very strain sensitive and can be involved in progressive type failures
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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