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A Numerical Simulation of a Full Scale In-Situ Experiment on the Hydromechanical Behaviour of a Clay Based Backfill

  • S. W. Rees
  • H. R. Thomas
  • F. Bernier
Conference paper
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 397)

Abstract

The results a numerical simulation of an in situ test, performed in the HADES underground laboratory (Mol, Belgium), are presented. The experiment (known as BACCHUS 2) demonstrates an installation procedure for a clay based backfill material made of a mixture of high density Boom clay pellets and Boom clay powder. The results achieved have been used as one of a series of validation exercises designed to assess the performance of a thermo-hydro-mechanical computer code.

Keywords

Pore Water Pressure Unsaturated Soil Hydration Phase Water Retention Curve Backfill Material 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Rees
    • 1
  • H. R. Thomas
    • 1
  • F. Bernier
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WalesCardiffUK
  2. 2.SCK/CENMolBelgium

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