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Laboratory experiments on swelling due to crystal growth in sulphate argillaceous rocks

Author
Deu, A.; Romero, E.; Berdugo, I.R.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-02
Book of congress proceedings
Advances in unsaturated soils: first Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: february 20-22, 2013: proceedings
First page
347
Last page
352
Publisher
CRC Press
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/19509 Open in new window
Abstract
Crystal growth is a frequent cause of expansive deformations in natural soils, compacted soils, rocks and concrete. The sulphate crystallization in discontinuities and cracks due to evaporation of highly mineralized solutions can contribute in an important way to displacements and swelling pressures that usually appear in tunnels and deep foundations in argillaceous rocks. The present work is aimed to study the basic mechanisms that control the hydrated sulphate mineral growth in anhydritic-gyps...
Citation
Deu, A.; Romero, E.; Berdugo, I. Laboratory experiments on swelling due to crystal growth in sulphate argillaceous rocks. A: Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils. "Advances in Unsaturated Soils". Cartagena de Indias: CRC Press, 2013, p. 347-352.
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

Participants

  • Deu Lozano, Amadeu  (author and speaker )
  • Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar  (author and speaker )
  • Berdugo de Moya, Ivan Rafael  (author and speaker )