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Reply to Rosenqvist


PROFESSOR ROSENQVIST has, to a certain extent, missed the point of my note1. His famous 1953 paper2 was cited, rather than some of the more recent Norwegian publications, simply because it is a key paper in the development of quickclay investigations. It, rather than any previous or subsequent papers, introduced into the field of geotechnology the idea of ion leaching leading to quickness. I appreciate that much subsequent work has been done but the basic idea is still held to be valid by most workers in the field and shapes much current thinking on quickclays.

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  1. 1

    Smalley, I. J., Nature, 231, 310 (1971).

  2. 2

    Rosenqvist, I. Th., Geotechnique, 3, 195 (1953).

  3. 3

    Pusch, R., and Arnold, M., Eng. Geol., 3, 135 (1969).

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