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Published: Građevinar 66 (2014) 3
Paper type: Preliminary report
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Effect of initial conditions on strength of unsaturated compacted loess soil

Gordana Hadži-Niković, Slobodan Ćorić, Laslo Čaki

Abstract

The influence of grain size distribution, initial moisture, dry bulk density, and capillary suction on an increase in shear strength of unsaturated compacted silty loess soil is presented in the paper. The unsaturated soil strength is determined via the experimentally determined dependencies between the moisture-capillary suction and the effective shear strength parameters for saturated soil, c’, j’. It is demonstrated that the influence of capillary suction, moisture and dry bulk density on the strength of unsaturated compacted soil reduces with an increase of grain size in soil.

Keywords
unsaturated soil, capillary suction, shear strength, initial conditions, compacted soil

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Hadži-Niković, G., Ćorić, S., Čaki, L.: Effect of initial conditions on strength of unsaturated compacted loess soil, GRAĐEVINAR, 66 (2014) 3, pp. 225-235, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.896.2013

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Hadži-Niković, G., Ćorić, S., Čaki, L. (2014). Effect of initial conditions on strength of unsaturated compacted loess soil, GRAĐEVINAR, 66 (3), 225-235, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.896.2013

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Authors:
Gordana Hadzi Nikovic WEB
Gordana Hadži-Niković
Sveučilište u Beogradu
Rudarsko-geološki fakultet
SLOBAslika WEB
Slobodan Ćorić
Laci WEB
Laslo Čaki