Possible relationships between compression and recompression indices of a low-plasticity clayey soil

Zeki Gunduz, Hasan Arman

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Compression (Cc) and recompression (Cr) indices obtained from the oedometer test are necessary in settlement calculation for clayey soil layers. However, the oedometer test takes a long time to measure the compression of clays. This will lead to a very demanding experimental working program in the laboratory. In the literature, a number of researchers have been looking for a possible relationship between Cc and Cr indices and general characteristics of clays. A number of parameters appear to have an effect on the compression of clays. One of these parameters is overconsolidation ratio (OCR). In this study, the effect of OCR and initial void ratio (eo) on Cc and Cr indices of a low plasticity overconsolidated clayey samples, which were prepared in the laboratory under different isotropic pressures, was investigated. Thus, the oedometer tests were performed on these samples, and consequently Cc and Cr indices were calculated. The results indicate that C c and Cr indices were influenced by OCR and eo, and, in most cases, a linear relationship between Cc and C r indices was observed. The results of this research can provide valuable contributions for academics and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-190
Number of pages12
JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Issue number2 B
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Clay
  • Compression and recompression indices
  • Index properties
  • Low plasticity
  • Oedometer test
  • Overconsolidation ratio
  • Void ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General


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