Geological and Geotechnical Characteristics of London Clay from the Isle of Sheppey

Meghdad Bagheri, Mohammad Rezania

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Abstract

The paper describes a series of experimental testing on natural stiff London clay samples retrieved from the New Hook Farm in the Isle of Sheppey, UK. The experimental program includes determination of macroscopic and microscopic properties, chemical compositions, Atterberg limits, permeability, and compressibility parameters in both intact and reconstituted states. The paper integrates the earlier studies, the new findings, and the commercial investigation results with the aim to extend the current knowledge of the geological and geotechnical characteristics of this stiff clay from the east of the London basin. Some comparisons are also made with shallow depth London clay from Heathrow Terminal 5 site.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalGeotechnical and Geological Engineering
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2020

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Keywords

  • Clays
  • Compressibility
  • Grain size analysis
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science
  • Geology

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