Resilient modulus of cohesive soils

Woojin Lee, N. C. Bohra, A. G. Altschaeffl, T. D. White

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Resilient modulus tests were performed on three clayey subgrade soils with repeated-loading triaxial test equipment. For the laboratory-compacted samples, stress at 1% axial strain from the conventional unconfined compression test (Su1.0%) was found to be a good indicator of the resilient modulus (MR). An empirical correlation between laboratory-compacted MR and Su1.0% was developed and was found to be applicable for the different cohesive soils tested. Data suggest that the MR and Su1.0% relationship applies to field-compacted specimens as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geotechnical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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