sensitive clay

sensitive clay

[′sen·səd·iv ′klā]
(geology)
A clay whose shear strength is reduced to a very small fraction of its former value on remolding at constant moisture content.
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Budianto, Keterdapatan Sensitive Clay Pada Lokasi Longsor Lahan di DAS Bompon, Kabupaten Magelang, Skripsi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2016.
Kimoto, "Simulation of long-term consolidation behavior of soft sensitive clay using an elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model," International Journal for Numerical & Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol.
Holeguard is supplied as a liquid dispersion formulation that reacts rapidly at minimal dosage rates, penetrating deep into the strata surrounding a blast hole and providing lubrication to the hole, increasing the lifting capacity for cuttings transportation and encapsulating water sensitive clays or shales, the company reported.
Clays remain non-susceptible to liquefaction although sensitive clays can behave similar to that of the liquefied soils.
By reducing filtration rate, it improves stability of water sensitive clays and shales.
Karstunen, "Thermomechanical creep in sensitive clays," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol.
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