Artificially Simulating the Geological History of Clay.
Final technical rept. Jul 73-Jul 74,
IMPERIAL COLL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LONDON (ENGLAND)
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This report is concerned with the description of the development and research application of a high pressure consolidation cell, designed to simulate the progressive burial of clay sediments. The results of a series of 9 high pressure tests, 4 low pressure tests with elevated temperature and 4 constant rate of strain tests are presented. These results include information on the e-log p relationships, variations in pore pressure, and pore water chemistry and fabric changes preliminary explanations of the observed phenomena are offered. Attention is drawn to geological implications and reference also made to future trends in the research program.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Soil Mechanics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods