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Studies of Sensitivity and Electro-kinetic Potential in Leda Clay

Nature volume 204, pages 808809 (21 November 1964) | Download Citation

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IN a previous communication1, an anomalous difference was pointed out between two supposedly similar geological deposits from widely separated regions of the world. Whereas a relationship between sensitivity (the ratio of undisturbed shear strength to remoulded shear strength) and pore-water salt concentration has been reported for some Norwegian marine soils, this was not true for Leda clay from the Ottawa–Hull area in the St. Lawrence Lowland region of eastern Canada.

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    , Nature, 197, 347 (1963).

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    , Paper 62–16, Geol. Surv. Canada (1962).

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  1. Soil Mechanics Section, Division of Building Research, National Research Council, Ottawa.

    • EDWARD PENNER

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