Viscous Behaviour of Soft Clay and Inducing Factors

Springer Netherlands
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering: an international journal, 2012, 30 (5), pp. 1069 - 1083
Issue Date:
Full metadata record
Files in This Item:
Filename Description Size
Thumbnail2011006497OK.pdf622.62 kB
Adobe PDF
As a result of the scarcity of land for construction, a number of projects to construct manmade islands or to expand lands over soft grounds keeps increasing. Creep behaviour of soft ground has been considered as a challenging issue for engineers and researchers for many years. A number of studies have focused on the method to predict the creep deformation of the ground under a construction site. However, there is no unified theory to clearly explain the mechanism of soil creep deformation of soils. Results of the critical review in this paper indicate that the causes of soil creep can be categorised into five main groups, namely (a) the breakdown of the interparticle bonds, (b) sliding between the soil particles, (c) water flow from micro-pores to macro-pores (d) the deformation due to the structural viscosity and (e) the deformation due to the jumping of bonds. This paper presents these mechanisms in details with an effort to recommend an enhanced explanation for the creep compression mechanisms of clays.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: