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Technical paper: A comparison of alternative methods of measuring the residual strength of London Clay

By E N Bromhead and R D Curtis, Kingston University

This paper was first published in GE’s May 1983 issue

Synopsis

This paper describes a series of consolidated drained direct shear tests on natural shear surfaces in London Clay to determine the residual shear strength, and compares the results with those obtained in ring shear tests on the same soil. 

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