One Dimensional Consolidation of Opalinus Clay from Shallow Depth

  • Eleonora CrisciEmail author
  • Alessio Ferrari
  • Silvio Giger
  • Lyesse Laloui
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


First experimental results on Opalinus Clay from shallow depth (<30 m depth) are presented and compared to results on cores from Mont Terri Underground Rock Laboratory (~300 m depth). Samples were tested in one dimensional condition using an advanced experimental technique. The samples from the two sites show similar properties in terms of geotechnical characterization and one dimensional compressibility/swelling indexes, despite the different source depths.


Grain Size Distribution Void Ratio Pore Water Pressure Vertical Stress Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry 
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The support of the Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (NAGRA) for this research is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleonora Crisci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessio Ferrari
    • 1
  • Silvio Giger
    • 2
  • Lyesse Laloui
    • 1
  1. 1.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste, NAGRAWettingenSwitzerland

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