This paper describes analytical techniques for expressing electromagnetic forces of interaction in soils. Electrostatic and electrodynamic forces are included. The approach is based on expressing interaction forces in terms of physical properties of the individual components of the system (soil solids, pore-fluid, ions). The effect of the dielectric properties of the pore-fluid is emphasized. The results of the experimental programme to verify the form of the analytical solution are presented. Triaxial shear, vane shear, and activation energy for creep tests were performed on clay soils with pore-fluids exhibiting a variety of static dielectric constants. The values of activation energy and of shear strength were found to vary with static dielectric constant of the pore-fluid in the manner predicted by the proposed theory. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 627-640
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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  • Accession Number: 00125124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM