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Cyclic Testing on Low-Density Chalk

  • Svend Pilgaard LarsenEmail author
  • Nataša Katić
  • Niels Trads
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)

Abstract

A short series of cyclic triaxial tests has been carried out on chalk samples from the English Channel. The specimens are installed with a minimum of handling. The state of specimens after the cyclic testing ranged between no apparent changes to the structure (no degradation) and total loss of structure (degradation); whereas pronounced failure planes were observed in some of the specimens. The current article summarizes details of geological description and handling of the tested specimens in respect to the failure mode of the chalk.

Keywords

Unconfined Compressive Strength Triaxial Test Cyclic Testing Undrained Shear Strength Average Shear Stress 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svend Pilgaard Larsen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nataša Katić
    • 1
  • Niels Trads
    • 1
  1. 1.GeoKgs LyngbyDenmark

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