Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12866
Title: Experimental study on complete consolidation behavior of Hong Kong marine deposits
Authors: Tong, F
Yin, JH 
Pei, H
Keywords: Creep
HKMD
Sedimentation
Self-weight consolidation
Settling rate
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source: Marine georesources & geotechnology, 2012, v. 30, no. 4, p. 291-304 How to cite?
Journal: Marine georesources & geotechnology 
Abstract: The time-dependent feature of soft soils has gained intensive attraction in recent years. Due to the high water content and viscous property, the Hong Kong marine deposit (HKMD) frequently poses a challenge to geotechnical practice, particularly to the reclamation in Hong Kong. A key issue related to reclamation design, foundation construction and maintenance is excess settlement/deformation of the ground. Formation of HKMD typically goes through sedimentation and self-weight consolidation. A series of one-dimensional settling column consolidation tests, together with conventional oedometer tests were conducted on the HKMD. By normalizing parameter in settling stage, a unique global relationship of effective stress, σ z′ and strain, ε{lunate} z could be established. Results reveal that the settling curve and settling rate are significantly affected by the sediment concentration in self-weight consolidation. After the primary self-weight consolidation, the settling rate is reduced in the "secondary self-weight consolidation.".
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/12866
ISSN: 1064-119X
EISSN: 1521-0618
DOI: 10.1080/1064119X.2011.626508
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