The processes involved in creep are strongly dependent on the micro-structural constitution of clays. Shearing produces a translation and rotation of rigid aggregates in connection with a break-down of a certain number of particle links which are transformed to slip units consisting of groups of parallel flaky particles. A physical clay model therefore implies that an element of clay contains a certain number of slip units in a given interval of the activation energy range. This suggests that a mathematical formulation of creep strain rate in clay can be based on stochastic models similar to those suggested for metals and alloys. The application is briefly discussed in the paper. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lulea University, Sweden

    Avdelningen foer Bergteknik
    S-95187 Lulea,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Pusch, R
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00195468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt 1978:10Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM