Rate process theory has been frequently applied to investigate time-dependent shear deformation of clay, especially to explain the nature of the particle bonds. The calculations involved have been based on the assumption that the particles are uniformly distributed and equally stressed. Recent microstructural investigations have shown that clay particle networks consist of fairly rigid aggregates connected by weak links of particles. This indicates a highly varying stress level in different structural members which should be taken into account in any proper stress/strain analysis. The general features of microstructural distortion are illustrated by simple model tests. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lulea University, Sweden

    Avdelningen foer Geoteknik
    S-95187 Lulea,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Pusch, R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 270-271

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Report 10
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM