Rock mechanical investigation of clay and clayey gouge at high pressures and temperatures
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Rock mechanical investigation of clay and clayey gouge at high pressures and temperatures final report submitted April 25, 1980

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey in [Menlo Park, Calif.?] .
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  • Clay -- Testing,
  • Rock mechanics

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Statementby Chi-yuen Wang
SeriesOpen-file report -- 81-94, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 81-94
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL13604782M

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  Another evidence for the high swelling pressure of the clay rock is the triaxial swelling test on a COX sample under the original lithostatic stress state of σ 1 = 15 MPa, σ 2 = σ 3 = 12 MPa and the external water pressure of p w = MPa (ANDRA, ). Fig. 17 illustrates the test result. The strain curves show that a continuous expansion Cited by: [10] Gouge samples (g1) were collected and tested with a rotary shear, high‐speed frictional apparatus [Shimamoto and Tsutsumi, ].For each experiment, one gram of the gouge was first powdered and dried at ambient conditions, at room temperature during a few days, and then placed between two host rock cylinders (gabbro, ∼25 mm in diameter, with end surfaces ground with SiC 80 powder).Cited by: Clay gouge may feature a different mineralogy as compared to the surrounding rock due to clay mineral transformations at temperatures between 50 and °C (Buatier et al., ; Haines and van.   Some large values have been obtained in rocks but the values in clays are between and MPa/°C. Quite different values are given for clays, in particular in Boom clay, comparing the data of (obtained from experimental data), and that authors showed that the thermally induced pore pressure did not only depend on the mineral composition and porosity of the rock, but also on.

In thermal enhanced oil recovery process, the clay shale formations above the oil sands reservoirs may be subjected to high pressures up to lOMPa and high temperatures up to °C. The high degree of scientific cross-fertilisation possible between the three geo-engineering disciplines soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering geology, is demonstrated by means of a micro.   [1] Compaction of siliciclastic sediments is of interest for the study of numerous transport processes occurring in sedimentary basins. Mechanical compaction of sand/clay mixtures depends on the clay content, the effective stress history, and both the mechanical compaction coefficients and the depositional porosities of the two end‐members (clean sand and pure shale).   Considering the existence of thermal gradients in the gouge layer, especially the fact that slip was localized on the opposite side away from the thermocouples (i.e., at ~1 mm distance), the pore pressures within the shear band, relying on the local temperatures with relation to .

Material Soft and firm clay of medium to high plasticity, silty clays, loose variable clayey fills, loose sandy silts (use c0 ¼ 0–5 kPa) Stiff sandy clays, gravelly clays, compacted clayey. b. Depths are fairly shallow, but temperatures and pressures are so high that the rocks begin to partially melt. c. Pressures are very high, the rock is deeply buried, and temperatures are raised by the Earth's internal heat. d. Pressures are fairly low, the rock is in the upper part of the crust, and heat is supplied from a nearby magma body.   The Callovo-Oxfordian (COx) claystone is considered as a candidate host rock for a deep geological radioactive waste repository in France. Due to the exothermic waste packages, the rock is expected to be submitted to temperatures up to 90 °C. The temperature rise induces deformations of the host rock, together with an increase in pore pressures, involving complex thermo-hydro-mechanical . Experimental Conditions. A third‐generation low‐ to high‐velocity rotary shear apparatus (Marui Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan, MIS‐‐1‐78; Yang et al., ) installed at the National Central University (Taiwan) was used to examine the volume‐related hypermobility of rock sample preparation, the sample assembly (Figure 2a) was placed in the apparatus and aligned.