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The use of XRCT to investigate highly unsaturated soil mixtures

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUNSATURATED SOILS: RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, VOLS 1 AND 2
EditorsN Khalili, AR Russell, A Khoshghalb
PublisherCRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP
Pages719-725
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-00150-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT) - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 Jul 20144 Jul 2014

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Conference6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT)
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period2/07/144/07/14

Abstract

X-Ray Computed Tomography (XRCT) is a non-destructive three-dimensional analysis technique which enables the characterisation and measurement of the internal structures of solid material samples down to sub-micron resolution. This paper describes experiences in using and developing XRCT methods and techniques to investigate unsaturated soils, specifically the microstructures of highly unsaturated soil mixtures used in earthen construction. The paper describes a study of the compressive loading behaviour of rammed earth samples which were also scanned, during which lessons were learnt regarding the use of XRCT to study soil mixtures. It is the latter which will be of most use to other researchers planning to use XRCT.

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  • RAY COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, STRENGTH, IMAGE

Event

6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT)

2/07/144/07/14

Sydney, Australia

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