A long-term laboratory test programme of conventional compression and extension tests was carried out with test durations from 8 to 22-months, in a purpose built environmentally controlled facility, with specially designed loading frames and modified triaxial cells. In addition, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) techniques were employed in an effort to investigate the micro-mechanical res-ponse. Creep strains appeared to trigger an ageing process that produces elevated post-creep strength and stiffness irrespective of the ap-plied stress path.
|Title of host publication||Engineering in Chalk 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Chalk 2018 Conference|
|Editors||J.A. Lawrence, M. Preene, U.L. Lawrence , R. Buckley|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Aug 2018|
|Event||Engineering in Chalk 2018 - Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 17 Sep 2018 → 18 Sep 2018
|Conference||Engineering in Chalk 2018|
|Period||17/09/18 → 18/09/18|
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