Articles | Volume 372
12 Nov 2015
 | 12 Nov 2015

Analysis of the variation of the compressibility index (Cc) of volcanic clays and its application to estimate subsidence in lacustrine areas

D. Carreón-Freyre, M. González-Hernández, D. Martinez-Alfaro, S. Solís-Valdéz, M. Cerca, B. Millán-Malo, R. Gutiérrez-Calderón, and F. Centeno-Salas

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An analysis of the deformation conditions of lacustrine materials deposited in the volcanic valley of the Mexico City is presented. Currently geotechnical studies assume that compressibility of granular materials decreases in depth due to the lithostatic load. Our results show that Cc for fine grain materials (lacustrine) can be vertically variable, particularly when soils and sediments are the product of different volcanic materials. These variations need to be considered when modelling LS.