Shrinking and swelling properties of two Canadian clays - Propriétés de retrait et de gonflement de deux argiles canadiennes

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Proceedings titleTechnical Memorandum, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada
ConferenceCanadian Papers Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering: 01 July 1961, Paris
Pages15; # of pages: 5
AbstractThis paper describes results of a laboratory investigation of the volume changes associated with water content changes in clay soils. Shrinkage was studied in relation to total volume change and degree of saturation. Swelling on rewetting was measured to determine the total amount of regain and the factors such as arrangement and cementing between clay particles which control this regain. This work is part of a broader program of field studies of volume changes in Canadian soils.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number21137
NPARC number20374421
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