Study on the consolidation properties of soft soil distributed in the North Center coastal area of Vietnam

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    1 Faculty of Geoscience and Geoengineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Viet Nam 2 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Viet Nam

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  • Received: 15th-Sept-2020
  • Revised: 19th-Nov-2020
  • Accepted: 31st-Dec-2020
  • Online: 31st-Dec-2020
Pages: 116 - 122
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Consolidation parameters of soft soil play an important role in calculating settlement and soft soil improvement by vertical drainage method (distance, quantity, treatment time). In this study, using oedometer tests, consolidation parameters of some soft soils in the North Central coastal region, Vietnam are clarified. The research results show that the compression index Cc has a strong relationship with the natural water content, liquid limit, dry unit weight, and void ratio of the soil. The consolidation coefficient significantly depends on the applied pressure level, at the over-consolidation stage (normal stress is less than pre-consolidation pressure), the consolidation coefficient is high. By contrast, at the normal consolidation stage (normal stress is greater than pre-consolidation pressure), the coefficient of consolidation is small. The pre-consolidation pressure of soil changes with the distribution depth.

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Bui, S.Truong, Nguyen, N.Thi, Pham, T.Duc and Nguyen, D.Thanh 2020. Study on the consolidation properties of soft soil distributed in the North Center coastal area of Vietnam (in Vietnamese). Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 61, 6 (Dec, 2020), 116-122. DOI:

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