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Rockfill mechanics

Author
Oldecop, L.; Alonso, E.
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
61
Last page
86
URL
https://panamunsat2013.uniandes.edu.co/ Open in new window
Abstract
The paper examines several aspects of rockfill behaviour, which are relevant to interpret and analyze the field response of dams and embankments. Experimental observations on rockfill compressibility, time-dependent deformation and deviatoric stress-strain behaviour are presented. Special attention is given to the role of relative humidity. The physics of rockfill deformation, explained by particle breakage are described. Particle breakage is explained by crack propagation, a phenomenon discusse...
Keywords
Rock mechanics, Rocks, Soil mechanics, Soils
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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