E3S Web Conf.
Volume 195, 20204th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Special Session on Energy Geotechnics|
|Published online||16 October 2020|
Swelling behavior of unsaturated claystone/ bentonite mixtures
1 Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs (ANDRA), 92290 Châtenay-Malabry, France
2 Université de Lorraine - LEMTA, UMR 7563 CNRS, 54500 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This laboratory experimental program investigated the impact of variations in the expansive mineral content, the grain size distribution of employed bentonite, the initial dry density and the selected hydration path on the water retention characteristics and swelling properties of processed Callovo-Oxfordian claystone and its mixtures with MX80 bentonite. The French reference concept for the disposal of nuclear waste in deep sedimentary rock formations envisages the reemployment of excavated material as backfill material, which is installed in situ by means of conventional compaction techniques. The investigations were of special interest as the major issues involving in situ compacted backfill materials were portrayed. Experiments showed that the impact of variations in the dry density on the water retention characteristics of all materials vanished as suctions exceeded 100 MPa. The negligible impact of variations in the initial dry density on the collapse behavior of claystone/ bentonite mixtures remained questionable.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences 2020
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.