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Phase relations for decomposable soils.

McDougall, John and Pyrah, Ian (2004) Phase relations for decomposable soils. Geotechnique, 54 (7). pp. 487-494. ISSN 0016 8505

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Expressions describing the phase composition and interphase relations for a decomposable soil are derived by distinguishing between inert and decomposable fractions. A relationship between void volume changes and decomposition of the solid fraction, effectively a constitutive relationship, is derived and described by a single parameter. Key patterns of volumetric response to decomposition are highlighted. The decomposition-induced void change parameter is shown to be capable of interpreting the sometimes episodic process of volumetric strain in a decomposable soil-like material.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0016 8505
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inert fraction; Decomposable fraction; Decomposition; Void volume change; Volumetric strain; Episodic change;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology
600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 624 Civil engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Item ID: 1952
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2008 10:27
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 17:02
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1952

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