Compressibility of Soil-Consolidation Settlement Chapter Eleven Quiz
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Compressibility of Soil-Consolidation Settlement Chapter Eleven Quiz

Test your understanding of the variations in total stress, pore water pressure, and effective stress in a clay layer undergoing consolidation settlement. Explore how excess pore water pressure decreases over time, leading to an increase in effective stress carried by soil solids.

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What is the relationship between Hv and Hs?

Hv = H - Hs

In the e-log plot, what does the flat slope in the upper part of the curve signify?

Overconsolidated clay

What does the steeper slope in the e-log plot represent?

Overconsolidated clay

What does the ratio 'e = Hv/Hs' represent?

<p>Void ratio</p> Signup and view all the answers

What leads to the reduction of effective pressure in soil in the field?

<p>Natural geologic processes</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is Hv calculated?

<p>Hv = H - Hs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What phenomenon is observed in the upper part of the e-log plot according to Figure (11.6)?

<p>'Curvature effect'</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of a linear relationship with a steeper slope in a void ratio plot?

<p>'Overconsolidated clay'</p> Signup and view all the answers

'e = Hv/Hs' is a relationship used to determine what property of soil?

<p>'Porosity'</p> Signup and view all the answers

'Effective pressure' reduction in soil may be due to:

<p>'Natural geologic processes'</p> Signup and view all the answers

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