1st Edition

Chemo-Mechanical Coupling in Clays: From Nano-scale to Engineering Applications Proceedings of the Workshop, Maratea, 38-30 June 2001

Edited By C. Di Maio, T. Hueckel, B. Loret Copyright 2002

    Clay behaviour is affected by coupled mechanical and chemical processes occurring in them at various scales. The peculiar chemical and electro-chemical properties of clays are the source of many undesired effects. These papers provide insight into the variables controlling clay behaviour.

    Preface, Chapter I: Background of chemo-mechanical coupling in clay – The role of mineralogy, nano-structure and pore fluid composition, Chapter II: Chemical effects on swelling of clays, Chapter III: Chemical effects on clay compressibility, Chapter IV: Effects of solid–gas interaction, Chapter V: Electro-chemo-mechanical effects, Chapter VI: Applications to environmental, petroleum and nuclear waste disposal engineering, Author index


    C. DiMaio