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Response of Clay Rock to Moisture Change

  • Chun-Liang ZhangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)

Abstract

Various kinds of laboratory experiments were carried out on the Callovo-Oxfordian and Opalinus claystones to investigate response of clay rock to moisture change, including swelling and shrinking with variations of the environmental humidity, stress-bearing capability of bound porewater or buildup of swelling pressure, influence of water content on the mechanical stiffness and strength, and moisture-enhanced sealing of fractures. Significant responses of the claystones were observed.

Keywords

Effective Stress Clay Particle Increase Water Content Saturation Degree Clay Rock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS)BraunschweigGermany

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