PORE SIZE DISTRIBUTION STUDIES

PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION DATA FOR PORES OF DIAMETERS DOWN TO 0.016 M WERE OBTAINED BY MERCURY POROSIMETRY FOR A NUMBER OF LABORATORY-PREPARED SPECIMENS. STATICALLY-COMPACTED SPECIMENS OF A KAOLINITE, AN ILLITE, AND BOSTON BLUE CLAY WERE EVALUATED, AND CHANGES IN THE PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF THE KAOLINITE WERE FOLLOWED AS A FUNCTION OF INCREASING AMOUNT OF STATIC COMPACTION. SEVERAL DISTINCT CLASSES OF PORE SIZES WERE RECOGNIZED. INITIAL COMPACTION REDUCED THE GROSS PORE SIZES WITHOUT INFLUENCING THE FINER CLASSES. AFTER ELIMINATING THE GROSS PORES, FURTHER COMPACTION WAS AT THE EXPENSE OF AN INTERMEDIATE CLASS OF PORES ABOVE 0.14 M ROUGHLY IN DIAMETER, PORES FINER THAN THIS BEING UNAFFECTED. SPECIMENS OF THE KAOLINITE PREPARED FROM A SLURRY OR BY SEDIMENTATION SHOWED DIFFERENT PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THE COMPACTED CLAY. DRYING SHRINKAGE TENDS TO ELIMINATE THE LARGER PORES WHILE LEAVING THE SMALLER ONES UNAFFECTED. THUS, PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION APPEARS TO BE A SENSITIVE PARAMETER FOR EXAMINING THE EFFECTS OF MICROSTRUCTURAL CHANGES WHICH MAY INFLUENCE THE ENGINEERING BEHAVIOR OF THE MATERIAL. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 97, No SM5, PROC PAPER 8151, PP 771-787
  • Authors:
    • Sridharan, A
    • Altschaeffl, A G
    • Diamond, S
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00229984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 1971 12:00AM