Accession Number : AD0756123

Title :   Engineering Properties of Clay Shales. Report 1. Development of Classification Indexes for Clay Shales,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Heley,William ; McIver,Bruce N.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : From consideration of the several factors controlling the characteristics of clay shales, both qualitative and quantitative indexes are defined and standardized apparatus, procedures, and descriptors for each index are proposed. Particular emphasis is given to the methods for disaggregating clay shale material for index tests and the apparatus and procedures for measuring residual shear strength. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHALE, *SOIL MECHANICS), (*ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, SHALE), CLAY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, CLASSIFICATION, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE