Effect of Storage Time and Temperature on Clay Samples

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20337982
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 310
Physical description16 p.
AbstractIn geotechnical investigations, it is sometimes necessary to store clay samples for a period of months at temperatures higher than the normal ground temperature. It has been noted that sealed samples stored for a year or more undergo changes in colour indicating that some physico-chemical activity is in process. Apart from some reference to the physico-chemical effects, the literature reveals little information on the effects of storage effects by unconfined compression tests on undisturbed samples. Unconfined compression tests were conducted at storage times varying from zero to five months. This report presents the results obtained.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7492
NPARC number20337982
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Record created2012-07-19
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