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Analyse des processus de retrait-gonflement de sols argileux en réponse à des sollicitations hydriques cycliques : rôle de la microstructure

Abstract : The results highlight a difference in swell-shrink behaviour between the two studied soils and stress the importance of the presence and the nature of clay minerals and the microstructure of the soil on the swelling and shrinkage phenomenon as well as on the accompanying microstructural transformations. They also reveal the role played by carbonates, cementation and initial conditions on intact or remoulded soils during moisture changes. Finally, the influence on the hydromechanical behaviour of wetting-drying cycles was analysed. The experimental results show that during the successive wetting-drying cycles, while the soil samples show an increase in the cumulative swelling deformation, a stabilization of swell strain of each cycle is reached at the end of the third or fourth cycle. These results are compatible with a reorganization of the microstructure as highlighted by the microstructural (SEM, porosimetry) analysis.
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Zemenu Geremew Yigzaw. Analyse des processus de retrait-gonflement de sols argileux en réponse à des sollicitations hydriques cycliques : rôle de la microstructure. Planète et Univers [physics]. École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, 2009. Français. ⟨NNT : 2009ENMP1668⟩. ⟨pastel-00005865⟩

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