Secondary compression of peat with or without surcharging

Patrick J. Fox, Nina Roy-Chowdhury, Tuncer B. Edil

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The results of an extensive laboratory study on fibrous Middleton peat are presented. The biodegradation of some peat specimens during secondary compression was responsible for Cα increasing with time in the compression range where Cc decreases with increasing effective stress. Additional oedometer tests were performed to further investigate this possibility. Pore pressure measurements were taken at the base of the specimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Science(all)


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