The relationship between matrix and solute suction, swelling pressure, and magnitude of swelling in reactive clays

The results of a series of one dimensional swelling tests on reactive clays are reported, in which chemical analyses of salts in the pore water were first carried out to enable control of solute suction during testing. It is shown that for saline clays, the magnitude of swelling is dominated by solute suction changes. Total and solute suction values for the soils are compared, and comments are made on the significance of salt diffusion in measuring volume changes in reactive soils (a).


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 1.197-201
  • Monograph Title: Third Australia - New Zealand conference on geomechanics, Wellington, may 12-16, 1980. volume 1
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1(G),PART1

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  • Accession Number: 01438131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:23PM