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A constitutive model for compacted expansive and bonded marls

Author
Cardoso, R.; Alonso, E.; Maranha das Neves, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Géotechnique
Date of publication
2013-05
Volume
63
Number
13
First page
1116
Last page
1130
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1680/geot.12.P.101 Open in new window
URL
http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/article/10.1680/geot.12.P.101 Open in new window
Abstract
This paper focuses on understanding the mechanical response of non-saturated compacted marls used to build some motorway embankments in Portugal. The compacted material consists of crushed marls, which can be assumed to be a set of fragments with relatively large dimensions. Experimental studies on the hydromechanical behaviour of this compacted, evolving material show that it behaves as a material in the transition between rockfill (when the fragments can be considered approximately intact) and...
Keywords
constitutive relations, embankments, fabric/structure of soils, partial saturation, soft rocks
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics

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