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Question 4 (20 marks) Discuss CD, CU and UU triaxial tests, mentioning the differences and the parameters derived from the test. A clay specimen is isotropically consolidated without any back pressure under a cell pressure of 150.0 kN/m2. Later, the consolidated specimen is subjected to a vertical stress under undrained conditions. The vertical stress was increased quickly to 180.0 kN/m2 when the specimen failed. If the clay has ф,-22° and c,-10.0 kN/m, what would be the pore water pressure? What is Skemptons A-parameter at failure? Is the clay overconsolidated?

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