The influence of diagenesis on the properties of clay rocks as complex systems

  • Tkachuk E. I. 


The results of systematic analysis of composition indicators, physical and strength properties of clay materials under the conditions of subaqueous and subaerial diagenesis are studied. Seven equilibrium states of clay deposits are distinguished, corresponding to the main diagenesis stages, notions about formation of properties by stages are defined more exactly, qualitative criteria for the lithification degree of rocks are obtained. Principal regularities in changing parameters of multiple statistical models are shown, describing the behaviour of mechanical properties of rocks in the diagenesis process. Practical ways of using such studied regularities are outlined and the possibility is given of predicting the above mentioned parameters. ters.


Diagenesis Liquid Limit Clay Material Engineering Geology Clay Deposit 

L'influence de la diagenese sur les caracteristiques des roches argileuses


On examine les résultats de l'analyse systématique de la composition, des caractéristiques physiques et de résistance des roches argileuses dans des conditions de diagenèse soit hors d'eau soit sous l'eau. On a mis en évidence sept états d'équilibre des dépôts argileux propres aux étapes principales de la diagenèse. On précise les notions sur les stades de formation des propriétés, on met en évidence des critères qualitatifs d'estimation du degré de pétrification des roches. On a découvert des règles genérales de modification des paramètres de modèles statistiques multidimensionnels représentant le comportement des caractéristiques mécaniques des roches en diagenese. On a mis au point l'utilisation pratique de ces règles et on a montré la possibilité de prévoir les principaux paramètres.


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  • Tkachuk E. I. 
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  1. 1.Mining-geological departmentNovocherkassk Polytechnical InstituteNovocherkasskUSSR

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