Journal of
Engineering and Technology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Eng. Technol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9790
  • DOI: 10.5897/JETR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 198

Full Length Research Paper

Engineering properties of marine clays from the eastern coast of India

S. Basack1 and R. D. Purkayastha2
  1Department of Applied Mechanics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah, India. 2Department of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 31 July 2009
  •  Published: 30 September 2009



The paper deals with the engineering properties of a marine clay collected from Visakhapatnam, India. First of all, the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties were determined. Thereafter, the strength and stiffness of the soil-water matrix were established. The properties under cyclic stress reversal were also studied. The detailed test results and observations are discussed sequentially in the paper.


Key words: Atterberg limit, cyclic degradation, marine clay, rate of loading, undrained cohesion.